Yarmuth voted against failed $700 bailout

Joining 40 percent of Democrats, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-KY3, voted against the $700 billion emergency bailout, which failed to pass the House today in a 228-205 vote.

This is an unusual vote against party lines for Yarmuth, who votes with Democrats 97.7% of the time. However, as national media outlets pointed out, the bailout bill faced bi-partisan opposition inlcuding more than two-thirds of House Republicans.

Stuart Perelmuter, Yarmuth’s press secretary, was unavailable for comment.

Meanwhile, the Dow fell more than 700 points. (PB)

5 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    Posted September 30, 2008 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    And Yarmuth made the right decision. Dow back up 400pts by 2pm, and a few of the 5% who never had a mortgage worry the past two years suddenly needed more Ambian to get a night of sleep. Well done, John.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted September 30, 2008 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    What kind of name did Nancy Pelosi call John?

  3. Anonymous
    Posted September 30, 2008 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Who cares? Pelosi is as ineffective as the rest of them.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted June 24, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    He voted against the first bill. But, he cosponsored and voted for a bailout bill:

    Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-1424

    Which included TITLE I–TROUBLED ASSETS RELIEF PROGRAM (TARP)

  5. SSG. Joe Meek
    Posted February 10, 2011 at 3:20 am | Permalink

    You did well on this one Mr. Yarmuth.

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