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thoughtcrime1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-08 11:28 AM
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Glass-Steagall repeal Senate vote- 90-8 for, brief recap
REPUBLICANS FOR (52): Abraham, Allard, Ashcroft, Bennett, Brownback, Bond, Bunning, Burns, Campbell, Chafee, Cochran, Collins, Coverdell, Craig, Crapo, DeWine, Domenici, Enzi, Frist, Gorton, Gramm (Tex.), Grams (Minn.), Grassley, Gregg, Hegel, Hatch, Helms, Hutchinson (Ark.), Hutchison (Tex.), Inhofe, Jeffords, Kyl, Lott, Lugar, Mack, McConnell, Murkowski, Nickles, Roberts, Roth, Santorum, Sessions, Smith (N.H.), Smith (Ore.), Snowe, Specter, Stevens, Thomas, Thompson, Thurmond, Voinovich and Warner.


DEMOCRATS FOR (38): Akaka, Baucus, Bayh, {{{{BIDEN}}}}, Bingaman, Breaux, Byrd, Cleland, Conrad, Daschle, Dodd, Durbin, Edwards, Feinstein, Graham (Fla.), Hollings, Inouye, Johnson, Kennedy, Kerrey (Neb.), Kerry (Mass.), Kohl, Landrieu, Lautenberg, Leahy, Levin, Lieberman, Lincoln, Moynihan, Murray, Reed (R.L), Reid (Nev.), Robb, Rockefeller, Sarbanes, Schumer, Torricelli and Wyden.


REPUBLICANS AGAINST(1): Shelby.

DEMOCRATS AGAINST(7): Boxer, Bryan, Dorgan, Feingold, Harkin, Mikulski and Wellstone.

NOT VOTING: 2

REPUBLICANS (2): Fitzgerald (voted present) and {{{{MCCAIN}}}}









Biden was for it, unfortunately most everyone was. McCain didn't bother voting. Just thought this was interesting, as I always wanted to know how the vote went down.
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kansasblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-08 11:42 AM
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1. Some Background
One of the effects of the repeal was to allow commercial and investment banks to consolidate. Some economists have criticized the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act as contributing to the 2007 subprime mortgage financial crisis.<6><7>

The repeal enabled commercial lenders such as Citigroup, the largest U.S. bank by assets, to underwrite and trade instruments such as mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations and establish so-called structured investment vehicles, or SIVs, that bought those securities.

wikipedia
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Skwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-08 12:05 PM
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2. My money is on McCain picking someone he can package as a reformer.
That is if the Republicans want him to win. Not so sure they just don't want to take a pass.

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