Hoyer `disappointed¿ With Senate Version Of Bailout

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Wednesday he was “personally disappointed” that the Senate added a package of tax breaks to the bailout bill.

However, Hoyer said he had spoken to House Minority Whip Roy Blunt “four or five” times on Wednesday and expressed hope that they could come to an agreement on the bill.

Hoyer said there was a chance the House could take up the bill on Thursday night. However he said Friday votes were more likely.

Hoyer reiterated his desire to see 100 House Republicans vote for the plan.