Statement from Congressman Bobby Bright on why he voted against the bill:
"Yesterday, I voted against the TARP Reform and Accountability Act. While I applaud the efforts to make TARP funds more transparent and accountable and I am glad this bill focused on Main Street and not just Wall Street, I could not support its final passage because it endorsed the use of taxpayer money to pay for bad business practices and paved the way for more automobile manufacturer bailouts. I continue to disagree with the principle behind bailouts because they reward mismanagement at the expense of the American taxpayer. That's why I voted today in favor of the resolution disapproving the release $350 billion in additional money for the bailout.