By Molly K. Hooper - 12/15/11 08:05 PM EST
"This bill have everything Republicans wanted? Certainly not. Democrats didn't get everything they wanted either, but that's how divided government works. At the same time just about everything in the House-passed bill has bipartisan support … so there's no need to shut down the government," said Boehner at a press conference Thursday.
With little more than 24 hours to avert a shutdown, Boehner told reporters that he believes the omnibus will be approved in a bipartisan vote.
“I am confident that the bill will pass in a bipartisan fashion,” Boehner predicted.
The Speaker will have to muster mostly Republican votes to get the omnibus, which Democrats have yet to sign off on, across the finish line.
For more on Boehner's remarks and the GOP's omnibus spending measure, click here.