Updated: Friday, 17 Oct 2008, 8:43 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 03 Oct 2008, 5:03 PM CDT
WASHINGTON - Alabama's congressional delegation has voted 6-1 in favor of the $700 billion government bailout of the financial industry that passed the House.
The breakdown in the state vote was the same as Monday, with Republican Rep. Robert Aderholt of Haleyville the only member of the Alabama delegation to vote "no."
Voting for the revised plan Friday were Democratic Reps. Bud Cramer of Huntsville and Artur Davis of Birmingham and GOP Reps. Spencer Bachus of Birmingham, Jo Bonner of Mobile, Terry Everett of Rehobeth and Mike Rogers of Saks.
Alabama's two Republican senators, Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, both voted "no" when the Senate approved the plan Wednesday night.
Aderholt said he voted against the bill Friday because he favored plans that would have used money from the private sector rather than taxpayer funds to shore up the financial industry.