The Wonk Room just tweeted this, and the Hill is reporting it. House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (Conn.):
“There’s tremendous anticipation, and certainly a lot of anxiety, but I believe we have the votes and that we will get this bill done this week,” Larson, the fourth-ranking House Democrat, said after a caucus meeting.
While others (Nancy Pelosi, President Obama) aren’t quite as optimistic, Larson sure is:
“I think that the votes are there,” Larson said. “Consensus is about getting everyone to agree that this is the best that they can achieve at this time while individually they may not agree with everything that’s in the bill.”
Hopefully, he’s right.