Bailout Bill: How Our Congressmen Voted

We also have a breakdown of how representatives in our viewing area voted on the bailout bill.

Amarillo Republican Mac Thornberry says he reluctantly voted for the bill. He says he is uncomfortable with how much power it gives the federal government but says it is best for the nation that it did.

New Mexico Democrat Tom Udall voted against the bill, saying it does too little for homeowners and too much for Wall Street executives.

And Oklahoma Republican Frank Lucas also voted against the bill.  He says his decisions was one of the hardest he has made as a congressman, but says he is more concerned about how quickly the bill was crafted. He says too many taxpayer dollars are at stake to take the bill lightly.