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.