Both Republican senators from Kansas voted against a revised plan to rescue the nation's financial industry.
Sen. Pat Roberts said his decision reflects the will of thousands of Kansas voters who have contacted his office to say the $700 billion measure is unacceptable.
Sen. Sam Brownback said the nation is entering a recession and called on Congress to pass a bill that works to restore "the broader economy" instead of "just bailing out a few bad actors and hoping it helps everyone else."
The Senate passed the measure 74-25, and the House could vote on
it by the end of the week. House leaders said prospects are improving for passage of the bailout package after lawmakers narrowly rejected it Monday.
Roberts' and Brownback's opposition put them at odds with Governor Sebelius, a Democrat who endorsed the Senate plan.