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

Votes in Congress

May 03, 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:

Y: YES N: NO X: NOT VOTING

HOUSE: TO ACCEPT SUBPOENA

By a vote of 367-64, the House submitted to a Justice Department subpoena of House bank records for a 39-month period ending last October. More than 300 current and former members wrote hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of bad checks during that time.

This measure (H Res 441) was written by Republicans. A competing Democratic leadership measure was rejected (below).

A yes vote was to provide House bank records to a Justice Department special counsel.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

Y * * 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: SUBPOENA ISSUEBy a vote of 181 for and 234 against, the House rejected an effort by the Democratic leadership (H Res 440) to resist a Justice Department subpoena of House bank records (see preceding issue). The Democratic plan was to sidestep the subpoena while seeking a federal court ruling on the legality of the executive branch using force of law to obtain legislative branch records.

A yes vote was to seek a federal court ruling on the validity of the subpoena.

TTC 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 FUND SPACE STATION

By a vote of 159 for and 254 against, the House refused to eliminate funding for the space station Freedom. This kept $2.25 billion for the project in the fiscal 1993 NASA authorization bill (HR 4364), which remained in debate.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration hopes to launch the assembly in 1995 and begin staffing the station later in the decade. About $7 billion has been spent toward an estimated $40 billion construction cost. NASA's original projection was to have Freedom operational by 1994 at a cost of $8 billion.

A yes vote was to kill the space station.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* N * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

* N * Byron, Beverly B., D-6th

* N * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd

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

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

* N * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: FAMILY PLANNING

By a vote of 268 for and 150 against, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 3090) to extend funding of family planning programs and clinics through fiscal 1996, at annual levels above $194 million. Debate centered on language that would permit clinic staff to provide information on abortion, thus blocking administration regulations to prohibit abortion counseling.

A yes vote was to pass 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

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

SENATE: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM

By a vote of 58-42, the Senate sent President Bush a bill (S 3) to reform the way House and Senate candidates raise and spend campaign funds.

The bill provides public subsidies for candidates who voluntarily accept spending limits that, for general elections, are $600,000 for House candidates and $950,000 to $5.5 million for Senate candidates. It limits PAC contributions and the flow of unregulated "soft" contributions to candidates. It is estimated to cost taxpayers $100 million to $150 million over a two-year cycle.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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