Rep. Heath Shuler again voted ‘no’ to the massive federal bailout of the struggling financial industry on Oct. 3, but to no avail. After failing to pass muster days earlier in an initial House vote, the measure passed the House the second time around by a 263-171 margin. Shuler joined six other N.C. lawmakers in opposing the bill.
The measure has already passed the Senate. With the Oct. 3 House approval, the measure immediately went to President Bush, who quickly signed it into law just hours later.
Efforts to reach Shuler and Chief of Staff Hayden Rogers were unsuccessful, but here’s what Shuler had to say about the bailout plan after his first vote.
— Hal L. Millard, staff writer