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

Votes in Congress

November 03, 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: BANKING ISSUE

By a vote of 200 for and 216 against, the House refused to strip a banking reform bill of a section permitting banks to market stocks and other financial instruments through affiliates. The bill (HR 6), the first overhaul of banking laws since the 1930s, remained in debate.

L A yes vote was to remove the disputed section from the bill.

Y 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

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

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

* N * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: BANK BILL AMENDMENT

By a vote of 106 for and 312 against, the House rejected an amendment to HR 6 (above) limiting both the interest rates that banks could pay for deposits and the amount of taxpayer-insured deposits they could lend to a single borrower. Limits were to have been phased in over several years and pegged to the bank's capitalization level and general economic conditions.

3' A yes vote supported the amendment.

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

* N * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: TO REJECT FOREIGN AID

By a vote of 159 for and 262 against, the House rejected the conference report on legislation (HR 2508) authorizing about $25 billion in foreign aid in fiscal 1992-1993.

Some critics objected to sending money abroad during a recession at home. Others disliked the bill funding private organizations that promote family planning with their own money. Despite this vote, foreign aid will continue to flow under terms of a 1992 "continuing resolution" approved by Congress.

H

A yes vote supported the foreign aid authorization 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

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

SENATE: CIVIL RIGHTS BILL

By a vote of 93-5, the Senate sent the House a bill establishing new protections against discrimination on the job. Countering pro-business Supreme Court rulings of recent years, the bill (S 1745) generally gives employers the burden of proving challenged personnel decisions are free of bias based on race, sex, religion, nationality and color. But it gives courts leeway to determine when "business necessity" justifies a disputed personnel action.

For the first time, Senate staffers and certain executive branch appointees would be protected by anti-discrimination laws that cover the rest of the country. The bill also enables victims of sex and religious discrimination to collect punitive damages, among other provisions.

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: TO EXEMPT CONGRESS

The Senate voted 61-38 to keep members of Congress exempt from several major laws that regulate other employers. The vote came during debate on S 1745 (above). It killed an amendment to cover lawmakers with laws such as those concerning the minimum wage, a variety of civil rights, collective bargaining and occupational safety and health.

A yes vote was to preserve Congress' exemption from several laws.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: PAYING DAMAGES

By a vote of 22 for and 75 against, the Senate refused to kill an amendment making senators and the president personally liable for any damages their aides collect in sexual harassment or discrimination actions brought under S 1745 (above).

A yes vote opposed requiring senators and the president to personally pay damages to victimized employees.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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