House Speaker Thom Tillis called off all House committee meetings and voting sessions next week, essentially giving most members the week off.
House Rules Chairman Tim Moore said the pause will allow negotiations on a new tax plan and budget to continue with fewer distractions.
The current budget year will end Sunday with no permanent budget for the next two years. The legislature passed a stop-gap budget Tuesday to carry the state through July.
Gov. Pat McCrory signed the stop-gap budget Wednesday afternoon.