After Monday’s surprise no-go for the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, Congress is optimistic that the new proposal will pass.
Congressional leaders are betting that the secret ingredient for getting the $700 billion dollar rescue plan passed is by assuring the public that their money is safe.
President Bush is planning to call lawmakers to try to persuade them ahead of the vote.
Under the new plan, which goes to the vote Wednesday night, businesses will get increased tax breaks and the middle class will have more deposit insurance.
"I think the Senate thinks it has the votes and I think it probably will pass," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said.
Both Senators Barack Obama and John McCain, as well as Senator Joe Biden will be casting their vote.
The White House warned of what may happen if the bill is not passed.
White House spokesman Tony Fratto said: "This morning we’re seeing increased evidence of the credit squeeze on small businesses and municipalities all across the country, so it’s critically important that we approve legislation this week and limit further damage to our economy."
The initial planned was widely unpopular with middle-class Americans, who didn’t want their taxpayer dollars used as an easy way out for Wall Street. As a result, senators who are facing tough elections voted against the bailout.
This time Senate added a number of incentives to placate them, including disaster aid for hurricane-battered states, money for rural schools and better health care policies.