Democrats preferred a 30-day spending bill, but Republicans rejected that idea.
The House passed a stopgap two-week spending bill with $4 billion in cuts Tuesday, sending the measure on for likely passage in the Senate as Congress tries to avert a partial shutdown of government.
The House voted 335-91 in favor of the measure. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said it would pass "in the next 48 hours." The current stopgap bill expires on Friday.