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Senate Vote Underway

The Senate has finished votes on two bills teed up ahead of the $700 billion Wall Street rescue plan.

Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) just finished his closing remarks -- he followed Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) -- and now it's on to the vote, which will be by roll-call.

Keep refreshing your browser; we'll bring you the result as quickly as we can after the required 60 votes have been reached.

"This is the kind of vote we were sent here by our people to cast," McConnell just said.

-- Frank Ahrens

By Frank Ahrens  |  October 1, 2008; 9:10 PM ET
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The socialist pigs!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 1, 1908 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Remember the House must pass it as well. Don't stop letting your voice be heard. Call your Congress member at (202) 224-3121, or send an email through either of these sites - or

Posted by: Brian | October 1, 1908 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Just heard the news that the bailout bill passed in the Senate. OK, folks, time for a federal tax revolt. If you want to teach old dogs new tricks, next April 15th is the day.

Posted by: Heather Czerniak | October 1, 1908 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Its only up to $ 850 Billion (at the moment) to bailout the Wall Street Boys.

When will MAIN STREET get some of the cheese??

Posted by: Rene J. | October 1, 1908 9:43 PM | Report abuse

A short-term solution that enables corruption which in the long run will prove to be a bad decision. Will we never learn?


Posted by: Terry | October 1, 1908 11:04 PM | Report abuse

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