[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/03/25/art.cnn.biden.pelosi.jpg caption="Before a lunch meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Vice President Biden told reporters at a photo op he is confident Congress will come up with a budget 'totally consistent' with the $3.6 billion plan that President Obama has outlined."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Before a lunch meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Vice President Biden told reporters at a photo op he is confident Congress will come up with a budget "totally consistent" with the $3.6 billion plan that President Obama has outlined.
"Look, I am confident that with the leadership of the Speaker and with Harry Reid we're going to get our budget with all the major elements intact," Biden said.
Echoing Obama's message from last night's prime time press conference, the Vice President said the president's budget will rebuild the economy around investments in energy, health care and education.
Some congressional Democrats consider the spending proposal too large, given the deficits projected by the Congressional Budget Office, and have offered alternative budgets with billions slashed from the Obama plan. The president is on Capitol Hill today to sell his proposal.
Biden said he thinks the administration will prevail in accomplishing their priorities.
"I feel very confident that we are going to get a budget that is totally consistent with and reflective of all we have asked for in the budget that we submitted to the Congress," he said.