The Wall Street Journal has the details:
WASHINGTON — U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers wary of growing signs of the nation’s economic distress voted Friday in favor of a $700 billion Wall Street rescue package, sending the biggest government intervention in the financial markets since the Great Depression to President George W. Bush for his signature.
The 263-171 vote was a reversal from Monday, when House lawmakers shocked investors and their own leaders by voting against a more narrow version of the plan to buy up distressed assets from financial institutions. That vote sent financial markets tumbling and forced the Bush administration and congressional leadership to scramble and salvage the rescue plan.
The result: a $700 billion bailout for financial firms combined with $152 billion in unrelated tax breaks and broader tools for federal regulators to deal with the growing economic crisis. The Senate passed the bill with a strong, bipartisan tally of 74-25 Wednesday evening.
The vote in the House was closer, in part a reflection that lawmakers are less than five weeks away from federal elections and voters are increasingly focused on the economy. Supporters of the rescue plan in recent days made a concerted effort to draw a line between Wall Street’s woes and the concerns of everyday taxpayers.
I don’t think its any secret that I’m not a fan of this bill… It does nothing to address the root causes problems in the mortgage market and it puts too much power in hands of the Treasury Secretary with to little oversight.
I’ll add the roll call vote as it becomes available.