Changing of the Minds

According to House records, the following is the list of Representatives who changed their votes to YES on the bailout package. An (R) denotes members of the Republican party.


Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii
Rodney Alexander (R), Louisiana
Joe Baca, California
J. Gresham Barrett (R), South Carolina
Shelley Berkley, Nevada
Judy Biggert (R), Illinois
Charle Boustany Jr. (R), Louisiana
Bruce Braley, Iowa
Vern Buchanan (R), Florida
Andre Carson, Indiana
Emmanuel Cleaver, Missouri
Howard Coble (R), North Carolina
K. Michael Conaway (R), Texas
Henry Cuellar, Texas
Elijah Cummings, Maryland
Charles W. Dent (R), Pennsylvania
Donna F. Edwards, Maryland
Mary Fallin (R), Oklahoma
Rodney Frelinghuysen (R), New Jersey
Jim Gerlach (R), Pennsylvania
Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona
Al Green, Texas
Gene Green, Texas
Mazie K. Hirono, Hawaii
Pete Hoekstra (R), Michigan
Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Illinois
Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas
Carolyn Kilpatrick, Michigan
Joseph Knollenberg (R), Michigan
John R. Kuhl Jr. (R), New York
Barbara Lee, California
John Lewis, Georgia
Harry E. Mitchell, Arizona
Sue Myrick (R), North Carolina
Solomon Ortiz, Texas
Bill Pascrell Jr., New Jersey
Ed Pastor, Arizona
Jim Ramstad (R), Minnesota
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R), Florida
Bobby L. Rush, Illinois
Adam Schiff, California
Jean Schmidt (R), Ohio
David Scott (GA), Georgia
John Shadegg (R), Arizona
Bill Shuster, (R) Pa.
Hilda Solis, California
John Sullivan (R), Oklahoma
Betty Sutton, Ohio
Lee Terry (R), Nebraska
Mike Thompson, California
Mac Thornberry (R), Texas
Pat Tiberi (R), Ohio
John Tierney, Massachusetts
Zach Wamp (R), Tennessee
Diane E. Watson, California
Peter Welch (VT), Vermont
Lynn Woolsey, California
David Wu, Oregon
John A Yarmuth, Kentucky

Jerry Weller (R), Illinois. (Did not vote the first time.)


-- Michael S. Rosenwald and Sara Goo

October 3, 2008; 4:21 PM ET  | Category:  business
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I think this vote is the worst betrayal of the trust of the American people I have seen in my lifetime. I know there is great rage out there. Personally, I vow not to forget, and I will not vote for anyone who voted yes on this bail out. I wonder, how many others who are angry like me will keep the promise they make today not to vote these gutless wonders back into office.

Posted by: Madeleine | October 3, 2008 4:28 PM

Why aren't the Democrats noted with a (D)? I'm genuinely shocked to see that the Washington Post is so callous to fairness to use a "normal" -- no designation for democrats - and only identify Republicans (as "abnormal" or "oddities". You may reply it's for convenience --so is a one party system, which seems to be the implication.

Please adjust your policy to be appropriate.

Posted by: Glad I'm out of Washington | October 3, 2008 4:48 PM

These Reps. sold out their country to Wall Street and Senate Pork -- they should all be voted out of office.

Posted by: Lavrat2000 | October 3, 2008 5:34 PM

This bailout is a travesty - and our representatives are not accountable to us. Their only obligations are to the sources of money that feed them, and it's time we take back our democracy!

We are all to blame for this - our representatives have no obligation to listen to us when we've demonstrated that we will not take action when they violate the law they've sworn to uphold.

If we had moved to impeach the President & Vice President for their illegal actions, our congress would have a reason to listen to us. It is not too late to take back our Democracy - but we need to act NOW!

Please read the impeachment articles, http://www.c-span.org/pdf/bush_impeach.pdf , and begin doing what we should have been doing a year ago.

Posted by: vjillh | October 3, 2008 7:26 PM

I hope you Congressmen who voted for this mess realize that those of us who did not had good reason not to.
A "leading expert" was just on CNN now, saying he had seen no evidence that this bailout package would result in a measurable improvement. Maybe by the end of 2009, if we're lucky, he said.
He also said that in order to be honest with us, Bernanke should have said that this bailout might, or might not work.

Wouldn't it have just been better to swallow the bitter pill now, and let the ringleaders behind it all swallow the pill too.
Then we could REALLY start from scratch and build a decent new system on real Democratic principles within a Democratic government?

But no, I hear you protest:
Bernanke and Paulson and Bush wouldn't like that.
Much too simple.
Much too ethical.
Much too fair.

An amended piece of excrement still smells of excrement.

Posted by: wardropper | October 3, 2008 8:52 PM

Thanks to Brian Bilbray. He represents the 50th Congressional District of San Diego, California. Originally, he voted NO. Today, I heard he was leaning YES.

I was kind of disappointed hearing that. So, I explained to him in detail the pros and cons of this Lower Manhattan Bailout Plan for New York. Most importantly, why this is another $700 billion tax-payers rip off plan?

Thank you Brian, you actually listened to a voter in San Diego which is never heard of in Washington. I will forgive you even if you have other motives voting NO on this issue.

Incidentally, 90% of New York delegations voted for this $700 billion worth of "champagne and caveat for lower manhattan folks". Rest of the other states delegates also followed just to suck into chick bones.

Posted by: Thanks To Brian Bilbray, San Diego | October 3, 2008 9:04 PM

I believe every person whom voted yes did so reluctantly. The yes vote was to an obligated pledge. There is an out of control lack of accountabilty in Washington and Bush has done things his way for 8 years, likewise as little children Wall Street carried a sock full of marbles around and behaved badly. It is useless to consider voting such people out of office the vote isn't the cure. There is a lack of back bone in congress, a fear of being ridiculed, and the ever present of division need I say more in which says little is being done for the people. The vote doesn't work, vote this congress out and get more of the same. The vote doesn't work. Even worse when there is a deliberate inaccurate vote count. What a bunch of rats. In God we trust is just a statement to wipe the mud off of ones face.

Posted by: D.Al | October 3, 2008 9:55 PM

Gutless.

www.gutlessjohnshadegg.blogspot.com

Posted by: Shadegg | October 4, 2008 12:25 PM

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