House downs bailout plan; Wisconsin Congressional delegation mixed
The U.S. House has rejected the proposed $700 billion bailout of the financial services industry and Wisconsin Congressman were mixed.
The vote was 228-205 Friday afternoon, as lawmakers turned aside urgent pleas from President Bush and congressional leaders of both parties.
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., of Janesville, gave an impassioned speech before the vote. He said the plan needs to pass, but members were afraid voters will throw them out for it come November.