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

Votes in Congress

October 20, 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:

2 A yes vote opposed the gun-control provisions.

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

Y * * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: TO EASE EVIDENCE RULES

The House adopted, 247-165, an amendment relaxing the "exclusionary rule" against admitting illegally seized evidence at trials. Added to the crime bill (above), the measure gives standing to evidence that police have obtained without a warrant but in the "good faith" belief that their search or seizure was constitutional.

A yes vote was to admit certain evidence acquired by police without a warrant.

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

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

Y * * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: FEDERAL ARTS FUNDING

By a vote of 286-135, the House instructed its conferees on a National Endowment of the Arts appropriations bill (HR 2686) to insist on language against taxpayer funding of art depicting "sexual or excretory activities or organs" in a "patently offensive way." The vote proved to be only symbolic when the instructions were later ignored by the House-Senate conference committee.

A yes vote opposed federal funding of certain sexually explicit art.

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

Y * * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: TO ESTABLISH NATIONAL MONUMENT

By a vote of 284-121, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 2369) establishing an 11,000-acre Flint Hills Prairie National Monument Kansas as the state's first national park.

A yes vote was to establish the park.

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

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: TO CONFIRM CLARENCE THOMAS

The Senate voted 52-48, to confirm Judge Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Court of Appeals as the 106th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

1% A yes vote was to confirm Thomas.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: TO UPHOLD VETO

By a vote of 65-35, the Senate fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override President Bush's veto of a bill (S 1722) providing up to 20 weeks of additional unemployment checks for those whose initial benefits ran out between March 1, 1991, and July 4, 1992. The $6.4 billion cost was to have been added to the deficit.

8, A yes vote was to enact the legislation.

N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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