House Works Toward Bailout Vote

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Members of the U.S. House are gearing up for their second chance to vote on a financial bailout bill.

The measure passed the Senate Wednesday night, with several changes added.

House leaders will be lobbying for the dozen or so more votes they think will help the bill pass. A showdown vote is expected Friday.

The 74-25 roll call by which the Senate approved a $700 billion rescue package for Wall Street aimed at preventing a credit crisis.

Both of Mississippi's senators, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker voted against the package, as did Alabama's Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby.

On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote to approve the package and a "no" vote was a vote against it.

Thirty-nine Democrats, 34 Republicans and one independent supported the measure. Voting against it were nine Democrats, 15 Republicans and 1 independent.


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