Speaker Kevin McCarthy aims to advance fiscal 2024 spending.

A vote on a defense appropriations bill is scheduled.

Progress on a stopgap measure to avert a government shutdown.

House Republicans plan to move other appropriations bills.

McCarthy expresses optimism about the progress.

Recent infighting delayed the defense bill and short-term measure.

Concerns emerge about funding federal agencies as Oct. 1 approaches.

Limited time for the House and Senate to pass spending legislation.

Five Republicans opposed a defense bill, seeking spending assurances.

Talks continue on a proposed CR with spending cuts and immigration restrictions.