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.”
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: