The House of Representatives followed suit on Friday and agreed to the Senate bailout bill passed overwhelmingly on Wednesday. The House thereby reversed its action on Monday when a prior version of the bill was defeated.
President Bush has indicated he will sign the bill promptly.
The vote was 263-171, with 63 Democrats and 108 Republicans voting no. (For comparison's sake, the vote on Monday was 208-225, with 95 Democrats and 133 Republicans voting no.)
Between Monday and the Senate vote various amendments were added, notably the raising of the FDIC ceiling from $100,000 to $250,000 for insuring bank deposits, as well as various tax-break "extenders." Those additions, as well as the chilling losses suffered on Wall Street after Monday and the virtal shutown of credit markets seemed to have made the difference.