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

Votes in Congress

March 22, 1992|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: MORE PAY FOR RESERVISTS

By a vote of 354-57, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 3209) making up pay that federal workers lost during active duty in the Persian Gulf war.

An estimated 17,000 civil servants and postal workers lost money because of the lower military paycheck. The Office of Management and Budget estimates the bill will cost $12 million, while the Congressional Budget Office calls it deficit-neutral.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * 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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: FOR TAX CUTS

By a vote of 206-200, the House reaffirmed support for middle-class tax cuts contained in HR 4210, the economic recovery measure. The House later took up the conference report on the bill (below).

;/ A yes vote supported middle-class tax cuts.

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 APPROVE TAX PLAN

By a vote of 211 for and 189 against, the House sent the Senate the conference report on HR 4210 (above). The Senate cleared the bill for President Bush's promised veto.

The measure provides limited tax credits for singles with adjusted gross incomes of $50,000 or less and couples with incomes of less than $70,000, raises the top rate from 31 percent to 36 percent for singles above $115,000 and couples above $140,000, and places a 10 percent surtax on millionaires.

A yes vote supported the Democrats' tax measure.

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: TRADE WITH CHINA

The Senate upheld President Bush's veto of a bill (HR 2212) taking away China's favored trade status unless it meets terms such as freeing political prisoners and halting nuclear exports. The tally of 60 for and 38 against fell short of the margin needed to override the veto.

A yes vote supported the bill requiring Chinese reforms in return for favorable U.S. trade terms.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: TO PASS TAX BILL

By a vote of 50-47, the Senate approved economic recovery legislation (HR 4210) that includes a $300-a-child tax credit for families earning less than $47,500 in adjusted gross income.

(Later, the Senate was set to approve the conference report on the bill.)

The credit would reach 18 million households at a five-year cost of $28 billion. To help pay for it, the income tax rate would rise from 31 percent to 36 percent for individuals earning more than $150,000 and couples earning more than $175,000.

D8 A yes vote was to pass the Democratic economic bill.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

@SENATE: WELFARE ISSUE

By a vote of 33 for and 62 against, the Senate failed to kill an amendment to HR 4210 (above) requiring states to require able-bodied welfare recipients over 18 with no dependent children to join a state "workfare" program.

5) A yes vote was to kill the amendment.

N X Member Y N X Member

N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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