The Senate added a package of tax breaks to the version of the bailout that failed in the House on Monday, a move that did not sit well with Hoyer.
“I don’t like the fact that the Senate jammed us and put it on this bill at the end,” Hoyer told reporters Thursday morning. “And I have said that.”
Earlier in the week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid insisted that he was not trying to “jam” anyone by adding the tax breaks.
Despite the difference of opinion, Hoyer remained optimistic that the bailout was gaining support in the House.
“On our side, I think we are not losing substantial votes,” Hoyer said of House Democrats.
Hoyer said Democrats delivered 140 votes on Monday, more than they promised. He expressed hope that Republicans would find some more yes votes and the bill would pass.