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Biggert Among House Republicans to Reject Bailout Bill

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As you’ve been hearing, the U.S. House of Representatives today voted against the proposed $700-billion financial bailout bill. One of the no-votes was Republican Illinois Congresswoman Judy Biggert.

Biggert points to a number of reasons she voted against the Wall Street bailout. The rank-and-file Republican says her House colleagues seem interested in campaigning for the upcoming election than in working through the details.

BIGGERT: Everybody seems to be in such a hurry to go home that I don’t think Congress is thinking clearly.

Biggert says the proposal the House voted on today did not go through the normal committee channels, which hurt its odds of passing. She says she would like a rescue bill to include a measure that would beef up the number of FBI inspectors looking into mortgage fraud.

Biggert is facing Democrat Scott Harper and Green Party candidate Steve Alesch in her bid for re-election.

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