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

Votes in Congress

March 29, 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: TO EXPAND STUDENT AID

By a vote of 365-3, the House sent to conference with the Senate a bill (HR 3553) expanding and liberalizing the programs that provide financial aid to millions of post-secondary students.

The five-year extension of the Higher Education Act nearly doubles the maximum "Pell" grant for poor and middle-income students, setting the cap at $4,500. "Stafford" loans, mainly for .. middle-income students, are capped at $2,625 for freshman and sophomores and $4,000 for juniors and seniors. The bill begins a 5 percent loan origination fee but provides more liberal interest subsidies and income-eligibility ceilings for loans.

Stripped from the bill before debate was an attempt to make Pell grants an entitlement program.

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 LIMIT PELL GRANTS

The House voted 351-39 to end a program enabling prisoners to receive Pell grants for post-secondary education. The ban was attached to HR 3553 (above). Prisoners receive an estimated $160 million in the federal grants each year, with the payments usually flowing from the Treasury to organizations that conduct the classes.

@4 A yes vote was to end Pell grants for prisoners.

Y 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: TO SUSTAIN VETO

By a vote of 211 for and 215 against, the House failed to override President Bush's veto of legislation (HR 4210) providing tax cuts and credits for the middle class paid for by higher taxes on upper-income persons. This killed the $77.5 billion measure touted by Democratic sponsors as an economic recovery initiative.

RF A yes vote was to override a presidential veto and enact the 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

* N * 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: S&L BAILOUT

By a vote of 52-42, the Senate passed a bill (S 2482) adding $25 billion to the cost of the savings-and-loan bailout. This would raise to $130 billion the tab for paying off depositors in failed thrifts. When the cost to the Treasury of borrowing and administering seized properties is also tallied, the S&L price tag is more than $250 billion and rising.

I= A yes vote supported $25 billion more for the S&L rescue.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* Y * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: MONTANA WILDERNESS

By a vote of 75-22, the Senate sent the House a bill (S 1696) designating 1.2 million National Forest Service acres in Montana as permanent wilderness and making another 4 million acres available for tourism, logging, mining, oil drilling and other development. The bill was a compromise between the state's Democratic and Republican senators.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* * N Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: PEACE DIVIDEND

By a vote of 50-48, the Senate fell short of the three-fifths majority it needed to end a filibuster and begin debating legislation (S 2399) shifting billions in defense savings to domestic spending.

A yes vote was to move toward changing the 1990 budget agreement so that several billions in "peace dividend" savings could be transferred to domestic programs.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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