The Senate votes for the bailout

By a 74-25 vote the Senate says yes to a $700 billion rescue plan for Wall Street.

Published October 2, 2008 11:00AM (EDT)

The ayes have it. By a 74-25 vote, the U.S. Senate passes the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.

The ball is now in the House's court.

By Andrew Leonard

Andrew Leonard is a staff writer at Salon. On Twitter, @koxinga21.

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