Here is the breakout of the overall votes:
|Senate Vote for Considering Auto Bailout Bill|
Did Not Vote
According to an Associated Press article $14B auto bailout dies in Senate, "Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., called the bill's collapse 'a loss for the country.'" To me, it seems that the eight Democratic Senators who did not vote for to consider the bill would have given the bill the 60 vote count needed for consideration. Ironically, Reid was among the four Democratic Senators that voted no (Baucus, Mont.; Lincoln, Ark.; Reid, Nev.; Tester, Mont.). Three out of the four that did not vote (Biden, Del.; Kennedy, Mass.; Kerry, Mass.; Wyden, Ore.) were also a surprise to me.
As noted Political Ironies from the Financial Crisis, the Democrats need to understand that they're in charge now and are accountable for future results, whether they act or not.
For a detailed break out of the vote by party affiliation, see this article . For a breakout of the vote by state, see this article.
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