Boehner: 'I'm Optimistic' About Bailout Vote

House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn BoehnerOvernight Finance: GOP makes its case for impeaching IRS chief | Clinton hits Trump over housing crash remarks | Ryan's big Puerto Rico win House GOP changes rules to thwart Dems Ryan secures big win with bipartisan Puerto Rico deal MORE just spoke about the upcoming bailout vote, which is expected to take place between noon and 1 p.m.

"I'm optimistic about today," BoehnerJohn BoehnerOvernight Finance: GOP makes its case for impeaching IRS chief | Clinton hits Trump over housing crash remarks | Ryan's big Puerto Rico win House GOP changes rules to thwart Dems Ryan secures big win with bipartisan Puerto Rico deal MORE said at a news conference. "We're not going to take anything for granted... But it's time to act."

Boehner added: "We as members of Congress have a responsibility to do everything we can to protect the American economy."

House Minority Whip Roy BluntRoy BluntOvernight Defense: VA chief 'deeply' regrets Disney remark; Senate fight brews over Gitmo Senate’s first female combat vet: VA secretary must resign VA chief 'deeply' regrets if Disney comment offended vets MORE (R-Mo.) said that calls for and against the bill had begun to even out as people realize the impact of the economic crisis on them. Blunt, however, said that he wouldn't talk about numbers.

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