Here is how members of Maryland's delegation on Capitol...

Votes in Congress

March 17, 1991|By Roll Call Report Syndicate

Here is how members of Maryland's delegation on Capitol Hill were recorded on important roll-call votes last week:

Y: YES ... N: NO ... X: NOT VOTING

HOUSE: TO FUND S&L BAILOUT

By a vote of 192-181, the House approved a bill (HR 1315) providing $78 billion to fund the second round of the savings-and-loan bailout. Borrowed by the government, the money will be used by the Resolution Trust Corp. to reimburse federally insured deposits and for other purposes. It follows up $167 billion already approved for the thrift industry cleanup, some of which will be reclaimed from asset sales.

The Treasury hopes to recoup about $48 billion of the new authority by selling seized S&L assets. The remaining $30 billion is charged directly to taxpayers. But it will not show up in the annual deficit because federal budgeteers exempted bailout costs from the long range plan enacted last year.

A yes vote was to approve new funding for the S&L cleanup.

VOTE......Member

X * * * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

* * * Byron, Beverly B., D-6th

* * * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd

* * * Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st

* * * Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

* * * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

N * * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

Y * * * Morella, Constance A., R-8th

HOUSE: TO PAY FOR CLEANUP

The House rejected, 186 for and 237 against, an amendment requiring future costs of the S&L bailout to be financed by taxes or spending cuts instead of borrowing. The amendment to HR 1312 (later replaced by S 419, above) called upon the administration to submit a "pay-as-you-go" plan as a condition of receiving $30 billion this fiscal year to cover deposit insurance losses.

The amendment also sought to include bailout costs in the federal budget.

A yes vote was to require future S&L cleanup costs to be met directly rather than by borrowing.

OTE.....Member

N * * * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

* * * Byron, Beverly B., D-6th

* * * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd

* * * Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st

* * * Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

* * * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

Y * * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

N * * * Morella, Constance A., R-8th

HOUSE: TO PAY FOR THE WAR

By a vote of 175 for and 248 against, the House rejected a pay-as-you-go approach for parts of legislation (HR 1175) providing $15 billion for U.S. military costs of the gulf war. The bill was sent to conference with the Senate.

Sponsors noted that under the 1990 deficit-reduction law, new expenditures must be offset by tax increases or spending cuts, except for "emergency" spending. The amendment sought to keep the emergency loophole from being applied to upward of $2 billion in the bill for veterans of previous wars.

A yes vote supported the pay-as-you-go approach for non-emergency items in the gulf war funding bill.

VOTE.....Member

N * * * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

* * * Byron, Beverly B., D-6th

* * * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd

* * * Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st

* * * Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

* * * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

N * * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

Y * * * Morella, Constance A., R-8th

SENATE: CREDIT FOR SOLDIERS

By a vote of 58-38, the Senate tabled (killed) an amendment to secure more favorable Small Business Administration credit for certain Reserve and National Guard veterans of the Persian Gulf war. The measure sought in part to make SBA disaster loans available at four percent to businesses of veterans that suffered economically as a result of the person's absence.

The vote occurred as the Senate debated a bill (S 578) authorizing $15 billion this fiscal year for war costs. The bill was then approved 97-1, with Mark Hatfield, R-Ore., voting no, Bob Graham, D-Fla., and James Jeffords, R-Vt., not voting, and all other senators voting yes.

A yes vote was to kill the amendment.

VOTE.....Member

Y * * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

WHERE TO CALL OR WRITE

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.. .. .. .. .. Representative Wayne .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. T.Gilchrest

World Trade Center, Suite 253 .. .. .. 20 W. Bel Air Ave.

Baltimore 21202, Tel. 962-4510.. .. .. Aberdeen 21001, Tel.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... .. .. .. .. .. .. ... 272-6820

320 Hart Senate Office Bldg.. .. .. .. 502 Cannon House Office. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20510. .. .. .. .. .. Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel. (202) 224-4654. .. .. .. .. .. .. Tel. (202) 225-5311

Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes.. .. .. .. .. .. Representative Steny H. Hoyer

1518 Federal Office Bldg.. .. .. .. .. 4351 Garden City Drive, Suite.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 625

31 Hopkins Plaza. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Landover 20785, Tel. 436-5510

Baltimore 21201, Tel. 962-4436.. .. .. 1513 Longworth Bldg.

332 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.. .. .. Washington, D.C. 20515

Washington, D.C. 20510. .. .. .. .. .. Tel.: (202) 225-4131

Tel.: (202) 224-4524

Representative Helen Delich Bentley .. Representative Tom .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... McMillen

200 E. Joppa Road .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Arundel Center North

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