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

Votes in Congress

November 17, 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 FAMILY LEAVE

By a vote of 253-177, the House passed a bill (HR 2) requiring employers of at least 50 workers to provide up to 12 weeks of annual unpaid leave for childbirth or other medical circumstances involving an employee or close family member.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

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

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

HOUSE: TO EXTEND JOBLESS BENEFITS

By a vote of 396-30, the House passed a bill (HR 3575) providing six, 13 or 20 weeks of new jobless benefits to those who have used up their initial 26 weeks of checks. The program generally applies retroactively to those whose initial allotment ran out after March 1. The $5.2 billion cost is designed to be offset by revenue measures.

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: TO REJECT BANKING OVERHAUL

By a vote of 191 for and 227 against, the House defeated a bill (HR 2094) enabling banks to open branches nationwide and begin selling securities, in return for tight regulation to keep them from taking undue risks with federally insured deposits. This was the second defeat in 10 days for legislation easing Depression-era banking laws. A yes vote was to pass the banking overhaul.

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

* N * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: FOR CREDIT CARD CAP

The Senate voted 74-19 to cap the interest rate on bank credit cards. The ceiling would float at 4 percent above the IRS rate for tax under-payments. The amendment was attached to a banking reform bill (S 543).

?3 A yes vote was to lower bank credit card rates.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: FOR INTERSTATE BANKING

By a vote of 55-39, the Senate preserved language permitting banks to branch out nationwide except in states that have opted to keep them out. This tabled an amendment erecting state-by-state barriers to nationwide interstate banking. It occurred as the Senate debated S 543 (above).

A yes vote supported nationwide interstate banking.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

@SENATE: PENSION ISSUE

By a vote of 46 for and 51 against, the Senate refused to provide payments of up to $1,500 annually to some 40,000 pre-1974 retirees who lost vested pension benefits because of their companies' inability to pay them. The vote came during debate on a bill (HR 2967) extending the Older Americans Act.

K? A yes vote was to provide the retroactive pension payments.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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