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

Votes in Congress

June 30, 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:

YES N: NO X: NOT VOTING

HOUSE: TO RAISE GRAZING FEES

The House approved, 232-192, an approximately fourfold increase in fees for grazing cattle on federal land. The amendment was added to the fiscal 1992 Interior Department appropriations bill (HR 2686). It gradually raises the rate to the free market level of about $9.00 monthly for each animal unit, more than four times the subsidized fee that 26,000 western ranchers now pay for federal grazing services.

A5 A yes vote was to quadruple federal grazing fees.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: THE D.C. PAYMENT

By a vote of 153 for and 270 against, the House refused to trim $19.2 million from the proposed $630.5 million federal payment to Washington, D.C., in fiscal 1992. The House then sent the bill (HR 2699) to the Senate. The 1992 payment is $100 million more than the 1991 figure, reflecting lawmakers' approval of new Washington Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon.

@4 A yes vote supported $19.2 million less for D.C.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

* N * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

By a vote of 353-74, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 2707) appropriating $204 billion in fiscal 1992 for the departments of Labor, Education and Health and Human Services.

Members did not vote directly on abortion, but retained language in behalf of abortion counseling by family planning clinics, and removed a requirement that parents be notified if their minor child is to have an abortion. President Bush vows to veto the bill because of its pro-choice tilt.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: GUN CONTROL

By a 54-44 vote, the Senate rejected a proposed system of instant computerized checks by which firearms dealers would screen handgun buyers for criminal records.

The vote during debate on an anti-crime package (S 1241) was a victory for the gun control lobby, which said it would take years to make the nationwide data bank effective. It boosted Senate chances for a seven-day waiting period for handgun purchases, a proposal the House recently passed over National Rifle Association opposition.

A yes vote supported the NRA-backed proposal for computerized screening to keep felons from buying handguns.

Member Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: SEARCH AND SEIZURE

By a vote of 43 for and 54 against, the Senate refused to relax the constitutional ban on illegal search and seizure.

A yes vote was to ease standards for admitting criminal evidence.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

@SENATE: DEATH PENALTY

By a 73-25 vote, the Senate refused to remove the death penalty from the pending anti-crime bill (above) and replace it with mandatory life imprisonment without parole. The vote left intact proposed capital punishment for 49 federal offenses in accordance with Supreme Court guidelines.

=1 A yes vote opposed the federal death penalty.

N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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