Why the delegation voted the way they did…

Minnesota’s congressional delegation had plenty of different reasons for voting for or voting against the $700 billion bailout package. You can listen to MPR’s interviews or the house floor speeches from the members.

DFL Rep. Tim Walz voted against the package. Here’s his interview with MPR:

GOP Rep. John Kline voted for the bill. Here’s what he told MPR:

DFL Rep. Betty McCollum voted for the bill. Here’s her interview with MPR’s Tim Pugmire:

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison voted for the bill. Here’s his floor speech:

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann voted against the bill. Here’s her floor speech:

DFL Rep. Collin Peterson voted against the bill. Here’s his interview with MPR.

DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar voted for the bill. Here’s his floor speech:

NOTE: GOP Rep. Jim Ramstad didn’t speak on the floor and didn’t return calls.

  • William Ward

    The banks want it all, bail us out and then we may

    get back to lending money. Who is to say they will ?

    They want their risk of lending to be 100% their way! It took many years to get where the problems

    are now, and we need to take some time to solve

    this problem. The sky will not fall in, just let the

    public know what is going on and why, before any

    final bill is voted on.