Emerson is only Missouri republican to vote "Yes" for auto rescue bill

Emerson is only Missouri republican to vote "Yes" for auto rescue bill
By: Heartland News
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A plan to throw U.S. automakers a $14-billion lifeline has cleared the House but is still in jeopardy in the Senate. A vote there could come Thursday.
The House approved the rescue package 237-170. Voting yes were 205 Democrats and 32 Republicans.
It would provide loans to GM and Chrysler almost immediately. Ford would also be eligible for government help, although it says it's OK for now.
Backers argue the loan infusion is needed to avoid an industry collapse which would deliver another crushing blow to the national economy. But Senate Republicans are setting up speed bumps. They're demanding that any federal help be contingent on specific actions to restructure, including steep wage cuts and debt restructuring.
As is, the plan would create a presidentially appointed "car czar" to monitor the automakers' commitments to overhaul themselves.

Below you will see how the U.S. representaives from the Heartland voted on the auto rescue bill:

MISSOURI
Democrats - Carnahan, YES
Republicans - Emerson, YES

ILLINOIS
Democrats - Costello, YES
Republicans - Shimkus, NO

KENTUCKY
Republican - Whitfield, NO

TENNESSEE
Democrat - Tanner, YES