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

Votes in Congress

September 22, 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 EXTEND JOBLESS BENEFITS

By a vote of 283 for and 125 against, the House approved up to 20 weeks of additional unemployment benefits for those who have used up their initial allotment of at least 26 weeks. The bill (HR 3040), which was sent to the Senate, has a price tag of $6.3 billion. A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y 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

HOUSE: TO FUND JOBLESS BENEFITS

By a vote of 65 for and 341 against, the House rejected an amendment to fund the $6.3 billion jobless benefits measure by a tax increase on employers if President Bush fails to declare the expenditure exempt from the 1990 budget act. A yes vote was to pay for the added jobless benefits with higher taxes on employers.

Y N X Member

* N * 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

* N * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: TO PRESERVE ARTS FUNDING

By a vote of 27 for and 67 against, the Senate refused to cut about 10 percent from the National Endowment for the Arts' $174 million budget for this fiscal year. At issue was the content of some art produced with federal money. The amendment was offered to a fiscal 1992 appropriations bill.

A yes vote was to cut federal arts funding.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: SEXUALLY EXPLICIT ART

The Senate voted 68 for and 28 against to prohibit National Endowment for the Arts funding of projects that feature "sexual or excretory activities or organs" in a "patently offensive way." The amendment was attached to HR 2686. A yes vote supported the amendment.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: GRAZING FEES DISPUTE

By a vote of 60 for and 38 against, the Senate tabled (killed) an amendment to require Western ranchers to pay nearly market value for grazing their stock on federal lands. Ranchers with U.S. grazing leases currently pay at the taxpayer-subsidized rate of $1.97 monthly per animal unit. The amendment sought to step the rate up to $5.13 over the next five years, raising $110 million in additional federal revenue. A yes vote was to preserve taxpayer subsidies of federal grazing fees in the West.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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