(CNN) - House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers told reporters off the House floor Monday that negotiators have worked out a deal on the year-end spending bill that wraps the nine remaining bills into one package.
The Kentucky Republican said there are some "policy riders" in the deal, but he declined to get into any specifics on which ones, saying he wanted the staff to finish writing the legislation before he talked about any details.
But Rogers said it is taking some time to "cross the Ts" so the bill would not be posted online Monday night, which puts off the House vote to Thursday at the earliest. The government runs out of money on Friday, December 16.
Rogers was confident the House would pass the bill, saying, "We'll get it done by the 16th."
House GOP leaders have pledged that bills need to be posted for 3 days before they can get a vote on the floor. Rogers said the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office still needs to score the spending bill that some are calling the "megabus."