1. Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. He criticized Paulson for saying the bailout changes would support consumer credit while "denying the problem" of foreclosures. Dodd said, "It is still confounding to me why the secretary of the treasury hasn't dealt with" the foreclosure problem.
2. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) . He said that the shift in the focus of the bailout makes "you wonder if they really know what they're doing."
3. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) . Frank said the changes to the plan are "a mistake. [Paulson] is getting out of [going after] foreclosures. . . . I'm very disappointed."
4. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) . He was disappointed in the bailout's plan to invest capital directly in banks. "The capital injection program isn't doing enough to induce lending," he said.
5. Sen. Mel Martin ez (R-Fla.) . Martinez was "dismayed" by Paulson's announcement that the bailout wouldn't be used to purchase troubled mortgage-related assets, as was originally planned. Martinez said that "reducing the risk of foreclosure ranks at the bottom of treasury's list of program priorities."