The Senate reached a deal on Thursday to bring the $1.7 trillion spending package, which the government will fund until the end of fiscal year 2023, to final approval.
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced the deal Thursday morning.
Senators will vote on 15 amendments, including a vote to abolish Title 42, which stood in the way of members reaching a deal that would get them out of town for Christmas before voting on final passage.
The Amendment to Title 42, which would end Trump-era policies allowing the expulsion of migrants from the US, requires 51 votes to pass.
“It took a while, but it was worth it,” Schumer said, asking senators to sit at their desks for the length of the votes, which could take hours.
Lawmakers are itching to leave Washington as the winter storm hit much of the country ahead of Christmas.
They had hoped to start voting overnight, but the extensive, 4,155-page bill stalled Wednesday evening when Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) insisted on voting for the Title 42 Amendment. Democrats feared that such an amendment, if passed by the Senate, would reduce the bill’s chances in the House of Representatives.
The amendment that the Senate will vote on includes Lee’s proposal as well as a supplementary amendment by Senators Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), which would increase border funding and resources for border communities and expand Title 42 health policy, which expedites the deportation of migrants seeking asylum in the United States.
The agreement could allow the Senate to pass the spending bill on Thursday and give the House of Representatives a chance to pass it on Friday.
Alexander Bolton contributed to this.