Boehner: 'I'm Optimistic' About Bailout Vote

House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn BoehnerTrump snags third House committee chair endorsement Ryan goes all-in on Puerto Rico Wis. Republican launches long-shot bid to oust Ryan 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 BoehnerTrump snags third House committee chair endorsement Ryan goes all-in on Puerto Rico Wis. Republican launches long-shot bid to oust Ryan 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 Healthcare: Medicare fight looms on Capitol Hill Senate GOP hardening stance against emergency funding for Zika Senate Dems accuse GOP of walking away from Zika deal 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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