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More than one Newsday subscriber expressed interest in how New York’s two senators voted on a legislative amendment from Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) to end the Troubled Asset Relief Program and to require paid-back funds be used to retire debt.

Answer: Democrats Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand voted “nay.”

Here is a link to the tally. Here is a link to the story.

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In the 53-45 vote, 13 Democrats and 40 Republicans voted in favor. The Democrats who dissented from most of their fellow party members on this were:


Bayh (D-IN)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-CO)
Webb (D-VA)
Wyden (D-OR)