WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters on Thursday that she is not confident that enough Democrats will support the massive $1.1 trillion spending bill aimed at funding the government through late 2016 to guarantee its passage.
“Many of our Democrats still have some concerns,” Pelosi said during a press conference, a nod to the lack of language allowing Puerto Rico to restructure its debt and frustration over Republicans striking a ban on exporting crude oil beyond NAFTA.
Passage of the bill is expected to rely on widespread Democratic support. Pelosi emphasized that responsibility for the omnibus will ultimately, however, fall on Republicans.
Pelosi noted that she will ultimately vote and whip for the legislation.
The House is expected to vote on the bill Friday.