Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Republicans who voted for Geithner and Democrats who voted against him

Timothy Geithner, born exactly two weeks after the President, received 60 votes to confirm his nomination 34 to oppose it. These votes, as the numbers might intuitively suggest, were not close to a straight-party line vote. There was a fair amount crossover in both the yeas and nays; about a quarter of Senate Republicans voted to confirm while a number of Democrats opposed the nomination.

Republicans Who Voted to Confirm

Corker (TN)
Cornyn (TX)
Crapo (ID)
Ensign (NV)
Graham (SC)
Gregg (NH)
Hatch (UT)
Shelby (AL)
Snowe (ME)
Voinovich (OH)

Democrats Who Opposed Confirmation

Byrd (WV)
Feingold (WI)
Harkin (IA)

*Sanders, of course, is an Independent who caucuses with the Democrats; Lieberman, an independent who also caucuses with the Democrats, voted to confirm.


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