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on the Airline Bailout Bill 21 September 2001
Loran Zane Gutt, Princeton University
Roll Call 347 took place on the evening of 21 September 2001, rejecting a
motion submitted by Rep. Peter A. Defazio (D-OR) which would have
recommitted the bill to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
with instructions to report the bill back to the House with amendments that
required air carriers to provide health insurance for 18 months to laid-off
employees and required the FAA to conduct security screening at airports.
These amendments would have addressed numerous concerns brought up by
Democrats during debate over H.R. 2926, the airline bailout bill.
The roll call vote failed, 174-239.
Democrats | 173 30
Republicans | 0 208
Independents | 1 1
Roll Call 348 was on passage of the full bill, H.R. 2926, introduced by Rep.
Don Young (R-AK), identical in wording
and form to S. 1450 in the Senate.
Passage was accomplished by a 356-54 vote.
Final Passage Vote
Democrats | 155 46
Republicans | 201 6
Independents | 0 2
I have grouped these individuals as follows:
Yea Nay - Liberal Democrats, who saw the bailout as wasteful or
misengineered without appropriate worker protections.
Yea Yea - Moderate Democrats, who supported both the worker amendments and
the general bill itself.
Nay Yea - Moderate Republicans, who opposed the amendments but supported the
Nay Nay - Economic Conservatives and Libertarians, who opposed both the
amendment and the bailout bill.
The most significant outliers seem to occur in the Nay-Yea category
(generally left-leaning Democrats who voted in "the Republican way") and
include California's Tauscher, Florida's Meek, Minnesota's Oberstar and
Sabo, Pennsylvania's Kanjorski, and Texas' Frost, Bentsen, and Johnson.