The House just voted to fund some additional federal agencies during the partial government shutdown.
That money will go toward functions like allowing the FDA to resume its normal food inspection operations, ensuring food stamp benefits stay in place and preventing evictions for families that live in federally-supported housing.
But Democrats' plan to pass separate funding bills likely won't fly in the Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he won't bring them to the floor without President Donald Trump's support.
On Wednesday, House lawmakers voted to reopen the Treasury Department and IRS.
They're expected to vote on another bill to fund the Interior Department and the EPA on Friday.
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.