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Vote number 2008-H690 $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler
on Dec 10, 2008 regarding bill HR.7321 Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act
Results: Passed 237-170

Congressional Summary:
  • Requires each automaker to submit a restructuring plan which includes:
  • the repayment of all government-provided financing
  • the domestic manufacturing of advanced technology vehicles
  • restructuring existing debt.

Proponent's argument to vote Yes:Rep. BARNEY FRANK (D, MA-4): This economy is in the worst shape that it has been in since the Great Depression. This Congress voted 2 months ago to advance $25 billion to the auto industry to promote innovation. This $15 billion is an additional "bridge loan."

Opponent's argument to vote No:Rep. SPENCER BACHUS (R, AL-6): We all understand that the bankruptcy of either GM or Chrysler would have a cascading effect on other manufacturers. But I cannot support this plan because it spends taxpayer money without any real promise to return the industry to profitability. I see several glaring flaws. We are creating a new car czar to manage these companies from

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Democrats voting on 2008-H690

Neil Abercrombie YESHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010)
Gary Ackerman YESNew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
Tom Allen YESMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008)
Jason Altmire YESPennsylvania Democrat
Rob Andrews YESNew Jersey Democrat
Michael Arcuri YESNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Joe Baca YESCalifornia Democrat
Brian Baird YESWashington Democrat (until 2010)
Tammy Baldwin YESWisconsin Democrat
John Barrow YESGeorgia Democrat
Melissa Bean YESIllinois Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Xavier Becerra YESCalifornia Democrat
Shelley Berkley YESNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Howard Berman YESCalifornia Democrat
Timothy Bishop YESNew York Democrat
Earl Blumenauer YESOregon Democrat
Dan Boren YESOklahoma Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Leonard Boswell YESIowa Democrat
Rick Boucher YESVirginia Democrat (until 2010)
Nancy Boyda YESKansas Democrat (Unseated 2008)
Robert Brady YESPennsylvania Democrat
Bruce Braley YESIowa Democrat
Corrine Brown YESFlorida Democrat
G.K. Butterfield NONorth Carolina Democrat
Lois Capps YESCalifornia Democrat
Michael Capuano YESMassachusetts Democrat
Dennis Cardoza NOCalifornia Democrat
Russ Carnahan YESMissouri Democrat
Chris Carney YESPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Andre Carson YESIndiana Democrat
Kathy Castor YESFlorida Democrat
Don Cazayoux YESLouisiana Democrat
Ben Chandler YESKentucky Democrat
Travis Childers NOMississippi Democrat (until 2010)
Yvette Clarke YESNew York Democrat
William Lacy Clay YESMissouri Democrat
Emmanuel Cleaver YESMissouri Democrat
James Clyburn YESSouth Carolina Democrat
Steve Cohen YESTennessee Democrat
John Conyers YESMichigan Democrat
Jim Cooper NOTennessee Democrat
Jerry Costello YESIllinois Democrat
Joe Courtney YESConnecticut Democrat
Bud Cramer YESAlabama Democrat (Retiring 2008)
Joseph Crowley YESNew York Democrat
Henry Cuellar YESTexas Democrat
Elijah Cummings YESMaryland Democrat
Danny Davis YESIllinois Democrat
Lincoln Davis YESTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Susan Davis YESCalifornia Democrat
Peter Defazio YESOregon Democrat
Diana DeGette YESColorado Democrat
Rosa DeLauro YESConnecticut Democrat
Norm Dicks YESWashington Democrat
John Dingell YESMichigan Democrat
Lloyd Doggett YESTexas Democrat
Joe Donnelly YESIndiana Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Mike Doyle YESPennsylvania Democrat
Chet Edwards YESTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Donna Edwards YESMaryland Democrat
Brad Ellsworth YESIndiana Democrat (until 2010)
Eliot Engel YESNew York Democrat/Liberal
Anna Eshoo YESCalifornia Democrat
Bob Etheridge YESNorth Carolina Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Sam Farr YESCalifornia Democrat
Chaka Fattah YESPennsylvania Democrat
Bob Filner NOCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
Bill Foster YESIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Barney Frank YESMassachusetts Democrat
Marcia Fudge YESOhio Democrat
Gabby Giffords NOArizona Democrat
Kirsten Gillibrand YESNew York Democrat
Charles Gonzalez YESTexas Democrat
Al Green YESTexas Democrat
Gene Green YESTexas Democrat
Raul Grijalva YESArizona Democrat
John Hall YESNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Ralph Moody Hall NOTexas Democrat
Phil Hare YESIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Jane Harman YESCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Stephanie Herseth NOSouth Dakota Democratic (until 2010)
Brian Higgins YESNew York Democrat
Baron Hill YESIndiana Democrat (until 2010)
Maurice Hinchey YESNew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
Ruben Hinojosa YESTexas Democrat
Mazie Hirono YESHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Paul Hodes YESNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Tim Holden YESPennsylvania Democrat
Rush Holt YESNew Jersey Democrat
Mike Honda YESCalifornia Democrat
Steny Hoyer YESMaryland Democrat
Jay Inslee YESWashington Democrat
Steve Israel YESNew York Democrat
Jesse Louis Jackson YESIllinois Democrat
Sheila Jackson Lee YESTexas Democrat
William Jefferson YESLouisiana Democrat
Hank Johnson YESGeorgia Democrat
Steve Kagen NOWisconsin Democrat (until 2010)
Paul Kanjorski YESPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Marcy Kaptur YESOhio Democrat
Patrick Kennedy YESRhode Island Democrat (until 2010)
Dale Kildee YESMichigan Democrat
Carolyn Kilpatrick YESMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Ron Kind YESWisconsin Democrat
Dennis Kucinich YESOhio Democrat
Nicholas Lampson YESTexas Democrat (Unseated 2008)
James Langevin YESRhode Island Democrat
Rick Larsen YESWashington Democrat
John Larson YESConnecticut Democrat
Barbara Lee YESCalifornia Democrat
Sander Levin YESMichigan Democrat
John Lewis YESGeorgia Democrat
Dan Lipinski YESIllinois Democrat
David Loebsack YESIowa Democrat
Zoe Lofgren YESCalifornia Democrat
Nita Lowey YESNew York Democrat
Steve Lynch YESMassachusetts Democrat
Tim Mahoney YESFlorida Democrat (Unseated 2008)
Carolyn Maloney YESNew York Democrat/Liberal
Ed Markey YESMassachusetts Democrat
Jim Matheson NOUtah Democrat
Doris Matsui YESCalifornia Democrat
Carolyn McCarthy YESNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families
Betty McCollum YESMinnesota Democrat
Jim McDermott YESWashington Democrat
Jim McGovern YESMassachusetts Democrat
Mike McIntyre NONorth Carolina Democrat
Jerry McNerney YESCalifornia Democrat
Michael McNulty YESNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008)
Gregory Meeks YESNew York Dem./Working-Families
Charles Melancon YESLouisiana Democrat (until 2010)
Michael Michaud YESMaine Democrat
Brad Miller YESNorth Carolina Democrat
George Miller YESCalifornia Democrat
Alan Mollohan YESWest Virginia Democrat
Dennis Moore YESKansas Democrat (until 2010)
Gwen Moore YESWisconsin Democrat
James Moran YESVirginia Democrat
Chris Murphy YESConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Patrick Murphy YESPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
John Murtha YESPennsylvania Democrat (Deceased Feb. 2010)
Jerrold Nadler YESNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Grace Napolitano YESCalifornia Democrat
Richard Neal YESMassachusetts Democrat
James Oberstar YESMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010)
David Obey YESWisconsin Democrat (until 2010)
John Olver YESMassachusetts Democrat
Solomon Ortiz YESTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Frank Pallone YESNew Jersey Democrat
Bill Pascrell YESNew Jersey Democrat
Ed Pastor YESArizona Democrat
Donald Payne YESNew Jersey Democrat
Nancy Pelosi YESCalifornia Democrat
Ed Perlmutter YESColorado Democrat
Collin Peterson NOMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Earl Pomeroy YESNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010)
David Eugene Price YESNorth Carolina Democrat
Nick Rahall NOWest Virginia Democrat
Charles Rangel YESNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Silvestre Reyes YESTexas Democrat
Laura Richardson YESCalifornia Democrat
Ciro Rodriguez NOTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Mike Ross YESArkansas Democrat
Steven Rothman YESNew Jersey Democrat
Lucille Roybal-Allard YESCalifornia Democrat
Dutch Ruppersberger YESMaryland Democrat
Bobby Rush YESIllinois Democrat
Tim Ryan YESOhio Democrat
John Salazar YESColorado Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Linda Sanchez YESCalifornia Democrat
Loretta Sanchez YESCalifornia Democrat
John Sarbanes YESMaryland Democrat
Jan Schakowsky YESIllinois Democrat
Adam Schiff YESCalifornia Democrat
Allyson Schwartz YESPennsylvania Democrat
Bobby Scott YESVirginia Democrat
David Scott YESGeorgia Democrat
Jose Serrano YESNew York Democrat/Liberal
Joe Sestak YESPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Carol Shea-Porter YESNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Brad Sherman YESCalifornia Democrat
Heath Shuler NONorth Carolina Democrat
Albio Sires YESNew Jersey Democrat
Ike Skelton YESMissouri Democrat (until 2010)
Louise Slaughter YESNew York Democrat
David Adam Smith YESWashington Democrat
Zack Space YESOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Jackie Speier YESCalifornia Democrat
John Spratt YESSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010)
Pete Stark NOCalifornia Democrat
Bart Stupak YESMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Betty Sutton YESOhio Democrat
John Tanner YESTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Gene Taylor YESMississippi Democrat (until 2010)
Bennie Thompson YESMississippi Democrat
Mike Thompson YESCalifornia Democrat
John Tierney YESMassachusetts Democrat
Ed Towns YESNew York Democrat/Liberal
Niki Tsongas YESMassachusetts Democrat
Mark Udall YESColorado Democrat (Senate 2008)
Tom Udall YESNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008)
Chris Van Hollen YESMaryland Democrat
Nydia Velazquez YESNew York Democrat/Working-Families
Peter Visclosky YESIndiana Democrat
Tim Walz NOMinnesota Democrat
Debbie Wasserman Schultz YESFlorida Democrat
Maxine Waters YESCalifornia Democrat
Mel Watt YESNorth Carolina Democrat
Henry Waxman YESCalifornia Democrat
Anthony Weiner YESNew York Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Peter Welch YESVermont Democrat
Robert Wexler YESFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010)
Charlie Wilson YESOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Lynn Woolsey YESCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
David Wu YESOregon Democrat
John Yarmuth YESKentucky Democrat



Republicans voting on 2008-H690

Robert Aderholt NOAlabama Republican
Todd Akin NOMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012)
Rodney Alexander NOLouisiana Republican
Michele Bachmann NOMinnesota Republican
Spencer Bachus NOAlabama Republican
Gresham Barrett NOSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Roscoe Bartlett NOMaryland Republican
Joe Linus Barton YESTexas Republican
Judy Biggert NOIllinois Republican
Brian Bilbray NOCalifornia Republican
Gus Bilirakis NOFlorida Republican
Rob Bishop NOUtah Republican
Marsha Blackburn NOTennessee Republican
Roy Blunt NOMissouri Republican (until 2010)
John Boehner NOOhio Republican
Jo Bonner NOAlabama Republican
Mary Bono NOCalifornia Republican
Charles Boustany NOLouisiana Republican
Kevin Brady NOTexas Republican
Paul Broun NOGeorgia Republican
Henry Brown NOSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Vern Buchanan NOFlorida Republican
Michael Burgess NOTexas Republican
Dan Burton NOIndiana Republican
Steve Buyer YESIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Ken Calvert NOCalifornia Republican
Dave Camp YESMichigan Republican
Chris Cannon NOUtah Republican
Eric Cantor NOVirginia Republican
Shelley Moore Capito YESWest Virginia Republican
John Carter NOTexas Republican
Steve Chabot NOOhio Republican
John Howard Coble NONorth Carolina Republican
Tom Cole NOOklahoma Republican
Mike Conaway NOTexas Republican
Ander Crenshaw NOFlorida Republican
John Culberson NOTexas Republican
David Davis NOTennessee Republican (Unseated 2008)
Geoff Davis NOKentucky Republican
Nathan Deal NOGeorgia Republican (Resigned 2010)
Charles Dent NOPennsylvania Republican
Mario Diaz-Balart NOFlorida Republican
Thelma Drake NOVirginia Republican (Unseated 2008)
David Dreier NOCalifornia Republican
Jimmy Duncan NOTennessee Republican
Vernon Ehlers YESMichigan Republican (until 2010)
Jo Ann Emerson YESMissouri Republican
Phil English YESPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008)
Mary Fallin NOOklahoma Republican (until 2010)
Mike Ferguson NONew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008)
Jeff Flake NOArizona Republican (Senate run 2012)
Randy Forbes NOVirginia Republican
Jeff Fortenberry NONebraska Republican
Vito Fossella NONew York Rep./Cons. (Unseated 2008)
Virginia Foxx NONorth Carolina Republican
Trent Franks NOArizona Republican
Rodney Frelinghuysen YESNew Jersey Republican
Elton Gallegly NOCalifornia Republican
Scott Garrett NONew Jersey Republican
Jim Gerlach NOPennsylvania Republican
Phil Gingrey NOGeorgia Republican
Louie Gohmert NOTexas Republican
Virgil Goode NOVirginia Republican (Unseated 2008)
Bob Goodlatte NOVirginia Republican
Kay Granger NOTexas Republican
Samuel Graves NOMissouri Republican
Doc Hastings NOWashington Republican
Robin Hayes NONorth Carolina Republican (Unseated 2008)
Dean Heller NONevada Republican (Resigned 2011)
Jeb Hensarling NOTexas Republican
Wally Herger NOCalifornia Republican
Dave Hobson NOOhio Republican (Retiring 2008)
Peter Hoekstra YESMichigan Republican (until 2010)
Kenny Hulshof NOMissouri Republican (Governor 2008)
Duncan Hunter YESCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)
Bob Inglis NOSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Darrell Issa NOCalifornia Republican
Sam Johnson NOTexas Republican
Timothy Johnson NOIllinois Republican
Walter Beaman Jones NONorth Carolina Republican
Jim Jordan NOOhio Republican
Peter King YESNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life
Steve King NOIowa Republican
Jack Kingston NOGeorgia Republican
Mark Kirk NOIllinois Republican (until 2010)
John Kline NOMinnesota Republican
Joe Knollenberg YESMichigan Republican (Unseated 2008)
Ray LaHood YESIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008)
Doug Lamborn NOColorado Republican
Tom Latham NOIowa Republican
Steven LaTourette YESOhio Republican
Bob Latta NOOhio Republican
Jerry Lewis NOCalifornia Republican
Ron Lewis YESKentucky Republican (Retiring 2008)
Frank LoBiondo NONew Jersey Republican
Frank Dean Lucas NOOklahoma Republican
Dan Lungren NOCalifornia Republican
Connie Mack IV NOFlorida Republican
Donald Manzullo YESIllinois Republican
Kenny Marchant NOTexas Republican
Kevin McCarthy NOCalifornia Republican
Michael McCaul NOTexas Republican
Thad McCotter YESMichigan Republican
Jim McCrery YESLouisiana Republican (Retiring 2008)
Patrick McHenry NONorth Carolina Republican
John McHugh YESNew York Republican/Conservative
Buck McKeon NOCalifornia Republican
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers NOWashington Republican
John Mica NOFlorida Republican
Candice Miller YESMichigan Republican
Jeff Miller NOFlorida Republican
Jerry Moran NOKansas Republican (until 2010)
Tim Murphy YESPennsylvania Republican
Marilyn Musgrave NOColorado Republican (Unseated 2008)
Sue Myrick NONorth Carolina Republican
Randy Neugebauer NOTexas Republican
Devin Nunes NOCalifornia Republican
Ron Paul NOTexas Republican
Steve Pearce NONew Mexico Republican
Mike Pence NOIndiana Republican (Gov. run 2012)
Tom Petri NOWisconsin Republican
Charles Pickering NOMississippi Republican (Retiring 2008)
Joseph Pitts NOPennsylvania Republican
Todd Platts NOPennsylvania Republican
Ted Poe NOTexas Republican
Jon Porter YESNevada Republican (Unseated 2008)
Tom Price NOGeorgia Republican
Jim Ramstad YESMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008)
Ralph Regula YESOhio Republican (Retiring 2008)
Dennis Rehberg NOMontana Republican (Senate run 2012)
Dave Reichert NOWashington Republican (Governor run 2012)
Thomas Reynolds NONew York Republican (Retiring 2008)
Hal Rogers NOKentucky Republican
Michael Rogers NOAlabama Republican
Mike Rogers YESMichigan Republican
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen NOFlorida Republican
Peter Roskam NOIllinois Republican
Ed Royce NOCalifornia Republican
Paul Ryan YESWisconsin Republican
Bill Sali NOIdaho Republican (Unseated 2008)
Jim Saxton NONew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008)
Steve Scalise NOLouisiana Republican
Jean Schmidt NOOhio Republican
Pete Sessions NOTexas Republican
John Shadegg NOArizona Republican
Christopher Shays NOConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008)
John Shimkus NOIllinois Republican
Bill Shuster NOPennsylvania Republican
Mike Simpson NOIdaho Republican
Adrian Smith NONebraska Republican
Christopher Smith YESNew Jersey Republican
Lamar Smith NOTexas Republican
Mark Souder YESIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Cliff Stearns NOFlorida Republican
John Sullivan NOOklahoma Republican
Lee Terry NONebraska Republican
Mac Thornberry NOTexas Republican
Todd Tiahrt NOKansas Republican (until 2010)
Pat Tiberi NOOhio Republican
Mike Turner NOOhio Republican
Fred Upton YESMichigan Republican
Greg Walden NOOregon Republican
Jim Walsh YESNew York Rep./Ind. (Retiring 2008)
Zach Wamp NOTennessee Republican (until 2010)
Jerry Weller NOIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008)
Lynn Westmoreland NOGeorgia Republican
Ed Whitfield NOKentucky Republican
Heather Wilson NONew Mexico Republican (Senate 2008)
Joe Wilson NOSouth Carolina Republican
Robert Wittman NOVirginia Republican
Frank Wolf NOVirginia Republican
Bill Young NOFlorida Republican
Don Young YESAlaska Republican



Independents voting on 2008-H690

Marion Berry YESArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
Sanford Bishop YESGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010)
John Boozman NOArkansas Former GOP (until 2010)
Allen Boyd NOFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Ginny Brown-Waite NOFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Michael Castle YESDelaware Former GOP (until 2010)
Artur Davis NOAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart NOFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Tom Feeney NOFlorida Former GOP
Ron Klein YESFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
John Linder NOGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010)
Jim Marshall NOGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010)
Kendrick Meek YESFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Harry Mitchell NOArizona Former Democrat (until 2010)
Adam Putnam NOFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
George Radanovich NOCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010)
Hilda Solis YESCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009)
Ellen Tauscher YESCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009)