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

Votes in Congress

September 29, 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: CAPITAL STANDARDS

By a vote of 119 for and 298 against, members refused to require the enterprises known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to increase capital standards to a higher level than already set in a bill (HR 2900) under debate. The standards are a defense against staggering losses that could be passed through to taxpayers.

The bill was later sent to the Senate. It tightens regulation of federally chartered corporations whose hundreds of billions of dollars of loans and loan guarantees are understood to be taxpayer-backed. While the enterprises are rated sound, the bill is a precaution against any replay of the S&L disaster.

A yes vote was for higher capital standards than already set by the reform bill.

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

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

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

* N * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: ADDED JOBLESS BENEFITS

By a vote of 69-30, the Senate sent to conference with the House a bill (S 1722) providing up to 20 additional weeks of jobless checks to those who have used up their initial allotment of at least 26 weeks. The one-shot measure would be in effect for less than a year, with its $6.2 billion cost added to the deficit. The White House called the Democratic-drafted bill veto bait and supported a pay-as-you-go GOP alternative (below).

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: GOP JOBLESS BILL

By a vote of 57-42, the Senate nixed a Republican alternative to S 1722 (above) providing up to 10 additional weeks of jobless checks at a one-time cost of $2.4 billion. Rather than increase the deficit as would the Democratic bill, the GOP offering was to have been financed by proceeds from the government tightening student loan collections and auctioning off certain radio frequencies.

NB A yes vote opposed the GOP plan for extended jobless benefits.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: TO FUND B-2 BOMBER

By a vote of 51-48, the Senate tabled (killed) an amendment to eliminate B-2 bomber funding from the fiscal 1992 defense appropriations bill (HR 2521). The vote preserved $3.2 billion for producing four B-2s in addition to the 15 already authorized.

=1 A yes vote was to keep the B-2 program alive.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: TO KILL MISSILE SYSTEM

The Senate voted 67-33, to strip HR 3521 (above) of $270 million for further development of a project to base MX missiles on moving railroad cars. The rail-garrison program thus became the first strategic weapons program to be killed by a house of Congress in the wake of the Cold War.

A yes vote was to kill the rail-garrison program for MX missiles.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: TO PRESERVE SDI SPENDING

The Senate voted 50-49, to preserve $4.6 billion in fiscal 1992 for further development of the Strategic Defense Initiative. The vote during debate on HR 2521 (above) blocked a proposed $1.1 billion cut in spending for the space-based anti-missile shield.

) A yes vote supported SDI.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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