Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will take up legislation addressing taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood before the chamber adjourns next week.

A spokesman for McConnell, R-Ky., confirmed the plan, and said McConnell plans to announce his intentions this afternoon, following a closed-door meeting with fellow GOP senators in the Capitol.

"The leader has been working with his members to address this horrific issue with the intent to vote on legislation before the recess," said McConnell spokesman Don Stewart.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., pre-empted McConnell by announcing the deal to a crowd outside the Capitol on Tuesday. Paul has been pushing for the legislation to strip taxpayer funding from the organization.

Paul, who is running for president, had earlier tried to attach his measure to a highway funding bill now winding its way through the Senate.

On Tuesday, a nonprofit watchdog group released the third in a series of undercover videos that depict Planned Parenthood's intention to harvest and sell fetal body parts.

The videos have spurred Republicans to pass a measure that would strip taxpayer funding from the organization, which provides abortions as well as health care services.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Monday he supports legislation to defund Planned Parenthood, but there are no plans to take up legislation before the House leaves town as early as Wednesday for a five-week break.