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

Votes in Congress

October 27, 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 PASS CRIME BILL

By a vote of 305-118, the House sent a sweeping anti-crime bill (HR 3371) to conference with the Senate.

The bill applies the federal death penalty to more than 50 additional crimes including large-scale drug trafficking; permits federal courts to accept evidence seized in "good faith" but warrantless police searches; limits last-ditch federal appeals by state prisoners on death row; requires drug testing of federal inmates; and promises $1.2 billion for state and local crime fighting.

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: RACE AND THE DEATH PENALTY

By a vote of 223-191, the House stripped the crime bill (above) of language barring the execution of death row inmates who demonstrate statistically that their sentence resulted from racially discriminatory sentencing patterns.

D8 A yes vote was to remove the language from the bill.

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: SET-ASIDES FOR MINORITIES AND WOMEN

ereg By a vote of 133 for and 295 against, the House refused to increase the pool of highway and transit funds to be set aside for minority- and women-owned businesses. The vote occurred during debate on a bill (HR 2950) to spend $151 billion on #F transportation programs over six years.

The bill requires states to continue a single 10 percent highway and mass transit set-aside for both groups. The amendment sought separate reserves of 10 percent for minorities and 5 percent for women, enlarging the pool and eliminating competition for funds between the two interests.

A yes vote was to direct more transportation money to women and minorities.

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

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

Y * * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: TO PROBE LEAKS

By a vote of 86-12, senators appointed a special counsel to determine who leaked confidential information related to two Senate inquiries this year. One is the Judiciary Committee hearing on Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, and the other is the Ethics Committee probe of senators charged with improperly helping S&L figure Charles Keating. The measure (S Res 202) took effect immediately.

Democrats are being criticized for leaks of confidential sexual harassment allegations that Anita Hill made to the Senate about Judge Thomas, while Republicans are on the defensive over several leaks of secret information damaging to the "Keating Five" senators.

4( A yes vote supported the resolution.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: TO NARROW LEAK PROBE

By a vote of 43 for and 55 against, the Senate rejected a Republican alternative to the measure (S Res 202; above) appointing a special counsel to probe certain leaks out of Senate committees. The GOP wanted to limit the inquiry to the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas leak, put the FBI in charge, and limit the probe to 30 days instead of the 120 days allotted the special counsel in S Res 202.

0$ A yes vote was for the GOP plan.

N X Member Y N X Member

N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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