The Bailout Bill’s Flip-Floppers

Which lawmakers had a change of heart and voted to back the $700 billion plan after voting against it?

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After going down in a stunning defeat a week ago, the $700 billion bailout made a successful comeback to pass the House Friday. The bill, which was subsequently signed into law by President Bush, had been loaded up with provisions in the Senate that helped pave the way for its passage.

Here’s a look at the lawmakers who changed teams—voting against the bill last Monday but supporting it on Friday.


Please note that Rep. McDermott (D-Wash.) went from "yes" to "no," while Rep. Jerry Weller (R-Ill.) did not attend Monday's vote.

Republicans who switched:

Rodney Alexander (La.)
Gresham Barrett (SC)
Judy Biggert (Ill.)
Charles Boustany (La.)
Vern Buchanan (Fla.)
Howard Coble (N.C.)
Mike Conaway (Texas.)
Charles Dent (Pa.)
Mary Fallin (Okla.)
Rodney Frelinghuysen (N.J.)
Jim Gerlach (Pa.)
Peter Hoekstra (Mich.)
Joseph Knollenberg (Mich.)
Randy Kuhl (N.Y.)
Sue Myrick (N.C.)
Jim Ramstad (Minn.)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.)
Jean Schmidt (Ohio)
John Shadegg (Ariz.)
Bill Shuster (Pa.)
John Sullivan (Okla.)
Lee Terry (Neb.)
William “Mac” Thornberry (Texas)
Patrick Tiberi (Ohio)
Zach Wamp (Tenn.)

And Democrats who switched:

Neil Abercrombie (Hawaii)
Joe Baca (Calif.)
Shelley Berkely (Nev.)
Bruce Braley (Iowa)
Andre Carson (Ind.)
Emanuel Cleaver (Mo.)
Henry Cueller (Texas)
Elijah Cummings (Md.)
Donna Edwards (Md.)
Gabrielle Giffords (Ariz.)
Al Green (Texas)
Mazie Hirono (Hawaii)
Jesse Jackson Jr. (Ill.)
Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas)
Carolyn Kilpatrick (Mich.)
Barbara Lee (Calif.)
John Lewis (Georgia)
Harry Mitchell (Ariz.)
Solomon Ortiz (Texas)
Bill Pascrell (N.J.)
Ed Pastor (Ariz.)
Bobby Rush (Ill.)
Adam Schiff (Calif.)
David Scott (Georgia)
Hilda Solis (Calif.)
Betty Sutton (Ohio)
Mike Thompson (Calif.)
John Tierney (Mass.)
Diane Watson (Calif.)
Peter Welch (Vt.)
Lynne Woolsey (Calif.)

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