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

Votes in Congress

May 19, 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: THE EMBASSY IN MOSCOW

By a 207-196 vote, the House rejected an amendment requiring the partially built U.S. Embassy structure in Moscow to be demolished and replaced with an unbugged building. The vote occurred as the House sent the Senate the State Department's fiscal 1992 authorization bill (HR 1415).

Construction of the new embassy was suspended in 1986 when Soviet listening devices were found implanted throughout. This vote preserved language in HR 1415 to complete the structure, debugging what has already been built and adding four secure floors atop the building.

A yes vote was to build a new U.S. Embassy building in Moscow from the ground up.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

* N * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: AGAINST BUDGET CUT

By a 248-155 vote, the House rejected an amendment to HR 1415 (above) limiting the growth of the State Department authorization bill to 2.4 percent in fiscal 1992. This preserved a committee-approved budget of $5.6 billion for the State Department and related agencies, up 12 percent from fiscal 1991.

The $5.6 billion figure is within spending caps set by last year's five-year budget deal.

A yes vote was to cut about $700 million from the State Department authorization bill.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

* N * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: SCENIC RIVERS ISSUE

By a 333-71 vote, the House approved a bill to include 70 miles of the Niobrara River in Nebraska in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, protecting the segment against commercial encroachment. The bill (S 248) also would study the possibility of establishing Nebraska's first national park, among other provisions.

Groups such as the Wilderness Society and National Wildlife Federation advocate the bill, while Interior Secretary Manuel Lujan Jr. and groups such as the American Farm Bureau Federation oppose it.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

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

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

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

Y * * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

SENATE: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM

By a 50-44 vote, senators adopted a "sense of the Senate" resolution designed to make the political point that government spending for campaign finance reform will not come out of the pocket of the average taxpayer.

The non-binding measure was advocated by Democrats. Their campaign finance bill (S 3), now on the floor, entails government subsidies of television advertising, among other Treasury expenses they say will help clean up congressional campaign financing.

Republicans seek to kill the bill and advance their own reform measure by portraying S 3 as a raid on the Treasury. In response, Democrats brought to a vote the resolution saying the bill will not increase the deficit or be funded by a general tax increase or cuts in other programs.

?3 A yes vote supported the Democratic resolution.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: CREDIT FOR SOVIETS

By a 70-28 vote, the Senate approved a resolution (S Res 117) urging the administration to grant the Soviet Union $1.5 billion in additional credit guarantees for buying U.S. farm products. Farm-state sponsors want the administration to rule favorably on Moscow's pending request for the credit backing.

A yes vote was to have the Treasury guarantee $1.5 billion in bank loans to the Soviets.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * 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

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