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

Votes in Congress

July 28, 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: HIGHWAY PROJECTS

By a vote of 61 for and 365 against, the House refused to delete $243 million for 63 special highway projects from a fiscal 1992 transportation appropriations bill (HR 2942) later sent to the Senate. Supporters called the targeted items demonstration projects, while critics denounced them as pork. The money is part of $16.6 billion in the bill for federal highway projects, including money released from the Highway Trust Fund.

A yes vote was to remove money for 63 special highway projects from the bill.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

N * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

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

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

Y * * 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: SEX SURVEY

By a vote of 283-137 against, the House cleared the way for any future National Institutes of Health survey of sexual behavior in America. The vote, which killed an amendment outlawing such a survey, occurred during debate on an NIH funding bill (HR 2507) later sent to the Senate. The bill overturned the administration's ban on using aborted fetuses in medical research, but there was no vote on that issue.

A5 A yes vote gave a green light to NIH sex surveys.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

* N * 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

HOUSE: TO STUDY ADOLESCENT HEALTH

The House approved, 271-142, an amendment to HR 2507 (above) to launch a National Institutes of Health study of adolescent health that would form the basis of federal policies to help teens.

/# A yes vote supported the study.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

N * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

* N * 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

HOUSE: HIGHER GRAZING FEES

The House voted 254-165, to raise the fees charged some 30,000 ranchers for grazing their livestock on federal land in the West. The present rate, subsidized by taxpayers at $1.97 per animal unit month, would rise by up to 33 percent annually until reaching market value. The amendment was attached to a Bureau of Land Management bill (HR 1096) later sent to the Senate.

I= A yes vote was to raise federal grazing fees in the West.

Y N X Member 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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: TRADE WITH CHINA

By a vote of 55-44, the Senate sent to conference with the House a bill (HR 2212) linking preferential trade terms for China to it becoming less of a police state and other reforms. The less than two-thirds majority indicated President Bush's promised veto of the measure would stand.

A yes vote was to use U.S. trade policy to induce sweeping reforms in China.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: FOR CARGO PREFERENCE

The Senate voted 55-42, to keep "cargo preference" language in a fiscal 1992-1993 foreign aid bill (S 1435) that was headed for final passage. At least half of some $20 billion in annual exports projected under one section of the bill would have to be shipped in U.S.-flag vessels.

A yes vote was to keep cargo-preference language in the 1992 foreign aid bill.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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