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

Votes in Congress

August 04, 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 CLOSE MILITARY BASES

The House refused 60 for and 364 against, to block the closure of 25 major military bases and nine smaller installations in the United States.

?3 A yes vote was to keep the targeted bases open.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

Y * * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: FLIGHT ATTENDANTS

By a vote of 228-195, the House passed a bill (HR 14) requiring the Federal Aviation Administration to upgrade flight attendants' working conditions with respect to hours on duty and time off. Other flight personnel, from pilots to air traffic controllers, already are so regulated by the FAA. In part, the bill limits attendants' duty to 14 consecutive hours and requires at least 10 hours off between shifts.

OC A yes vote was to pass the bill in behalf of flight attendants.

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: PUBLIC WORKS ISSUE

By a vote of 338-80, the House agreed to Senate language adding two unauthorized public works projects costing $3.1 million to the fiscal 1992 energy and water appropriations bill (HR 2427). They are the Fort Yates Bridge in North Dakota and Folly Beach in South Carolina. The nearly $22 billion bill was sent to the White House. The two projects were among several in the bill drawing criticism as pork barrel because they had not been approved by House committees or the full House.

A yes vote was to fund the disputed projects.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * 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

HOUSE: DRUG TESTING AT CIA

By a vote of 169 for and 234 against, the House rejected an amendment requiring random drug testing of CIA employees.

A yes vote was to require random drug testing of CIA employees.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

Y * * 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: JOBLESS BENEFITS

By a vote of 375 for and 45 against, the House sent to President Bush a bill providing additional weeks of jobless benefits to unemployed workers who have exhausted their eligibility under existing law. The extension would expire next July 4.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member Y N X Member

* * 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: FOR FUNDING WORLDNET

By a vote of 55-42, the Senate preserved spending for the United States Information Agency's Worldnet television network, which was set up in 1983 to project a favorable American image. The vote kept $22 million for the government network in HR 1415 (above).

A yes vote was to retain funding for the USIA television network.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: WETLANDS PROTECTION

By a vote of 76-22, the Senate endorsed a longer life for easements the federal government obtains from farmers as part of a wetlands protection program.

A yes vote was for longer easements in the Agriculture Department's wetlands protection program.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: WOMEN IN COMBAT

By a vote of 30 for and 69 against, the Senate failed to table a proposal that women be permitted to fly combat missions for the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, if the service secretaries approve.

A yes vote opposed the language permitting women to fly combat missions.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: TO PRESERVE STEALTH FUNDS

By a vote of 42 for and 57 against, the Senate refused to strip new construction money for the B-2 bomber from the fiscal 1992 defense authorization bill (S 1507). This preserved about $2.9 billion for additional procurement of the the radar-evading, long-range nuclear bomber.

B6 A yes vote was to kill the Stealth bomber program.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: NUCLEAR ARMS ISSUE

By a vote of 39 for and 60 against, the Senate rejected an amendment to keep land-based anti-missile initiatives authorized by the 1992 defense bill (above) from undercutting the anti-ballistic missile (ABM) treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union.

3' A yes vote supported the amendment.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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