Most Kansas Lawmakers Oppose Bailout Measure

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Only one member of Kansas' congressional delegation voted in favor of the Wall Street bailout legislation.

Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore, of Lenexa, was the state's lone vote to support the $700 billion rescue plan.

The measure that Congressional leaders spent all weekend negotiating failed 228-205 in a mid-afternoon House vote Monday.

The bailout plan is an unpopular one, but it's one that House leaders say is necessary to prop up shaky financial institutions and free up frozen lines of credit.

Opposing the measure were Democratic Rep. Nancy Boyda, of Topeka, and Republican Reps. Todd Tiahrt, of the Wichita area, and Jerry Moran, of western Kansas.

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