MI house members’ bipartisanship on $700B Paulson plan


Lauren Ruhland, 2008 MCPP intern & Science Editor

Michigan’s representatives, like those from the rest of the country, were deeply divided on the Paulson plan’s vote this afternoon, which eventually failed 228-205. Michigan’s house delegation tilted toward a “nay” vote, with nine against and six in support. I’m a little surprised that during an election season marred by bitter partisan bickering, conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats–along with moderates of the red and blue flavors–are able to put their differences aside and stand together on any issue, even if their conclusions are derived from very different (and even contrary) thought processes.

A district-by-district breakdown follows below the fold.

AYES:
Dave Camp (R-4th)
John Dingell (D-15th)
Vernon Ehlers (R-3rd)
Dale Kildee (D-5th)
Sander Levin (D-12th)
Fred Upton (R-6th)

NOES: (It looks funny, but that’s how the house voting page spells it.)
John Conyers (D-14th)
Peter Hoekstra (R-2nd)
Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-13th)
Joe Knollenberg (R-9th)
Thaddeus McCotter (R-11th)
Candice Miller (R-10th)
Mike Rogers (R-8th)
Bart Stupak (D-1st)
Tim Walberg (R-7th)

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