WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says he is confident Republicans will come around to support the final version of his economic recovery legislation.

Obama said Sunday that he would like Republicans to eventually support the $819 billion bill that passed the U.S. House last week without a single GOP vote. Obama says he expects some Senate Republicans to vote for it when it heads to them this week.

However, he says the important thing is that the bill passes, not the tally by party vote.

Obama also told NBC’s Matt Lauer during a live pre-Super Bowl interview that his administration would announce plans to spend the second $350 billion of a bank bailout after Congress deals with the separate economic recovery plan.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.