House Rejects Bailout Bill

The House voted against the $700 billion economic rescue package.

Despite the urgings of President Bush, both presidential candidates and the two parties' leaders in both chambers, 228 House members opposed the bill. Just 205 members voted for it.

The bill received support from most Democrats but from less than a third of Republicans.

The vote was held open far past its allotted 15 minutes. It started at 1:28 p.m. and lasted until 2:05 p.m.