Boehner: 'I'm Optimistic' About Bailout Vote

House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn Boehner3 ways the next president can succeed on immigration reform Republican Study Committee elders back Harris for chairman Dems to GOP: Help us fix ObamaCare 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 Boehner3 ways the next president can succeed on immigration reform Republican Study Committee elders back Harris for chairman Dems to GOP: Help us fix ObamaCare 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 BluntDem groups target Blunt with .3 million ad campaign The Trail 2016: Just a little kick Senate rivals gear up for debates 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.