Texans switch votes to help pass bailout bill

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Four Texas congressional Democrats and two Republicans have switched their votes to help pass the $700 billion bailout bill.

The six Texans had voted against the bill on Monday but voted for it Friday afternoon. The bill passed the House by a vote of 263-171.

Democrats who changed their votes are Henry Cuellar of Laredo, Al Green of Houston, Sheila Jackson-Lee of Houston and Solomon Ortiz of Corpus Christi. The Republicans who switched are Congressmen Mike Conaway of Midland and Mac Thornberry of Clarendon.

President Bush signed the bill.