House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerPrinciples to unify America Feehery: A possible House Speaker conundrum for Democrats Obama on bipartisanship: 'There is a way to reach out and not be a sap' 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 Andrew BoehnerPrinciples to unify America Feehery: A possible House Speaker conundrum for Democrats Obama on bipartisanship: 'There is a way to reach out and not be a sap' 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 Dean BluntSunday shows - Health officials warn pandemic is 'going to get worse' Republican inaugural ceremonies chairman: I hope the president attends Sunday shows preview: US health officials brace for post-holiday COVID-19 surge 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.