The Senate is supposed to go back in session shortly. Senator Paul’s ability to continue to hold things up expires in a bit. He could technically push this to 3 AM EST, but who knows how far he’ll go. Once he runs out of Senate rules cover, they should be able to pass the two year Senate budget deal. Depending on Senator Paul this should occur sometime between 1 and 3 AM EST. There is a cloture vote scheduled for 1 AM EST.
Members of the House have been notified to prepare for a vote between 3 and 6 AM EST. Provided Speaker Ryan can wrangle the votes, or get Congresswoman Pelosi to provide them from the Democratic Caucus, the House should pass the Senate bill sometime later this morning and the government shutdown should be brief. Given what we’ve seen of majority Republican control of both chambers of Congress, however, anything could happen. So stay tuned!
And stay frosty!