Colorado's House Members Explain Their Bailout Votes
By September 29, 2008 1:46 PM
Colorado's representatives in the U.S. House were divided in their votes
on the bailout bill today, and it wasn't along party lines. The roll-call vote is here
. Democrats Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter joined with Republican Tom Tancredo in voting for it, while Mark Udall, John Salazar, and Doug Lamborn voted against it.
Why did Udall and Salazar break with DeGette and Perlmutter? Here is Diana DeGette's statement
explaining her vote for the bill. Udall doesn't have a statement up on his website yet, but last week he issued this statement
arguing against a "blank check." So far, no word from John Salazar.
On the Republican side, Marilyn Musgrave's opposition is explained here
, Doug Lamborn issued this statement
and the Rocky Mountain News
has comments from Tancredo.