The Senate Finance Committee is currently made up of:
MAX BAUCUS, MT CHUCK GRASSLEY, IA
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV, WV ORRIN G. HATCH, UT
KENT CONRAD, ND JON KYL, AZ
JEFF BINGAMAN, NM JIM BUNNING, KY
JOHN F. KERRY, MA MIKE CRAPO, ID
BLANCHE L. LINCOLN, AR PAT ROBERTS, KS
RON WYDEN, OR JOHN ENSIGN, NV
CHARLES E. SCHUMER, NY OLYMPIA J. SNOWE, ME
DEBBIE STABENOW, MI MIKE ENZI, WY
MARIA CANTWELL, WA JOHN CORNYN, TX
BILL NELSON, FL
ROBERT MENENDEZ, NJ
THOMAS CARPER, DE
From a New York Times report:
The five senators who voted “no” are all Republicans: Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, Jon Kyl of Arizona, Jim Bunning of Kentucky, Pat Roberts of Kansas and Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming.
Mr. Kyl was Mr. Geithner’s chief antagonist on the tax issue. “He has not been as candid with me or the committee as I think he should have been,” Mr. Kyl said.
Mr. Enzi said, “I’m really disappointed that we’re even voting on this,” adding that past nominees for office have been disqualified for lesser infractions.
And here are those who bent over:
Mr. Geithner’s abilities and credentials were never at issue, and even those conservative Republicans who differ with Mr. Geithner ideologically said they were glad to support him.
“I’m not sure he comes from where I come from, but he’s the president’s nominee,” said Senator Mike Crapo, Republican of Idaho.
Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah, said he was sure Mr. Geithner was “a person of great integrity, even though he’s made these mistakes,” an allusion to the back-taxes issue. Mr. Hatch praised Mr. Geithner as “non-ideological, which to me is very important.”
Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, said he was “willing to give Mr. Geithner the benefit of the doubt” on his tax mistakes. But, he added pointedly, he was not willing to give the benefit of the doubt to the so-called “masters of the universe,” apparently meaning the once-mighty Wall Street figures who have borne much of the blame for the current economic troubles.
The other Republicans who endorsed Mr. Geithner were Olympia J. Snowe of Maine and John Ensign of Nevada.