Shutdown Déjà vu: Yes, the Federal Government Could Shutter Again Next Week

The deadline to fund the government is looming.

A conference call with senior agency officials was held Monday to “remind agencies of their responsibilities to review and update orderly shutdown plans."

But Senate Democrats will block any measure that targets the organization -- teeing up a shutdown unless Republican leaders marshal “clean” spending bills through both chambers.

Before the Senate can move to that clean C.R., however, it will first vote Thursday on a short-term measure that would fund the government into December but defund Planned Parenthood.

But the way forward in the House is less certain.

After he hosts Pope Francis, HBoehner, R-Ohio, will meet with House Republican leadership to plot budget strategy, according to a senior leadership aide.

It’s not yet clear whether the House will move its own bill or wait for the Senate to vote.

Republican leaders maintain that they will avoid a repeat of 2013, when the government shutdown for sixteen days. According to Standard & Poor’s, that shutdown cost the U.S. economy $24 billion.

ABC's Arlette Saenz and Devin Dwyer contributed to this report.