U.S. House passes bailout plan on second try

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The U.S. House of Representatives gave its final approval to the $700 billion bailout for the financial system with a 263-171 vote. According to New York Times data, "most Democrats voted in favor (172 yeas to 63 nays), while a slighter majority of Republicans voted against (91 yeas to 108 nays). Every member of the House voted."

The Senate approved the same plan on Wednesday with a 74 to 25 vote. The Senate added several popular tax provisions, including Minnesota Rep. Jim Ramstad's mental health bill. The package now heads to President Bush's desk for final approval.

Check out how Minnesota representatives voted after the jump.

Rep. Jim Ramstad was the only person in the Minnesota delegation to change his vote. He voted yes, after releasing a statement yesterday.

Yes:
DFL Rep. Betty McCollum, DFL Rep. Keith Ellison and DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar, GOP Rep. John Kline, GOP Rep. Jim Ramstad

No:
DFL Rep. Collin Peterson, DFL Rep. Tim Walz, GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann


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