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Friday, October 03, 2008

House votes to come to the rescue

Just a short time ago the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Financial Markets bill, HR 1424.  The vote was 263-yes, and 171-no.

Democrats voted 172-yes and 63-no.  Republicans voted 91-yes and 108-no.

No longer termed a Wall Street bail-out bill, U.S. Representatives have just passed legislation that everyone hopes will rescue the U. S. economy.  When I last looked the Stock Market was "in the black."



2 comments:

PseudoCyAnts said...

Well, I was wrong thinking a bigger proportion of Republicans voting no on Monday would flop that Democrats that voted no.

If the vote change of Jerry Weller (R-IL 11th) from Not Voting to Yes is counted as a flop, the percentage in each party who changed to Yes are identical rounded to three places: 13.6%. Only one member changed from Yes to No, Jim McDermott (D-WA 7th).

Full list of those who changed their votes at Delusive blog.

Carol Gee said...

pca, this week feels very historic to me; does it hit you that way, also? If you had told any of the Members or Senators they would face such an impossible situation just before an election, they wouldn't have believed it. And some of them might have retired to private life.
Thanks very much for your input. It is always very welcome.