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

Votes in Congress

May 10, 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: LEGAL SERVICES CORP.

By a vote of 222-196, the House enabled recipients of Legal Services Corp. funding to lobby governments when their views are solicited. The amendment was attached to an authorization bill (HR 2039) for the 18-year-old program that provides lawyers for poor people. It derailed an attempt to deny Legal Services aid to those who lobby Congress or state legislatures.

A yes vote was to allow recipients of federal legal aid to lobby under certain conditions.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

N * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

* * X 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 SAVE MONEY

The House passed, 412-2, a Democratic bill (HR 4990) returning to the Treasury $5.8 billion appropriated by Congress for this fiscal year but not yet obligated. This came after the House (below) rejected President Bush's alternative budget-cutting package.

A key difference is that HR 4990 eliminates only one of two planned Seawolf submarines, while the administration opposes construction of both subs. Built at Groton, Conn., each Seawolf is projected to cost $1.8 billion. Overall, HR 4990 rescinds $4.95 billion in defense spending, $734 billion for domestic programs and $124 million earmarked for foreign aid.

NB A yes vote was to pass the Democratic-drafted budget-cut bill.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

* * X 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 BUSH PLAN

By a vote of 150 for and 266 against, the House rejected a budget-cutting plan sent to Capitol Hill by President Bush. Its savings were comparable to those in the competing Democratic-drafted bill (above). But in a clash of priorities, the White House wanted to kill the Seawolf submarine program that the Democratic bill kept alive at a cost of at least $3.6 billion.

F: A yes vote supported President Bush's rescission plan.

N X Member Y N X Member

N * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

* N * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: TO PASS BUDGET CUTS

By a vote of 61-38, the Senate approved a budget-cutting bill (S 2403) that eliminates $8.3 billion appropriated but not yet spent for several defense and space programs. The measure tempts a veto by retaining $2.4 billion for the Seawolf submarine program that the Pentagon wants to kill (below).

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 PRESERVE SEAWOLF

By a vote of 46 for and 52 against, the Senate refused to delete nearly $2.4 billion in fiscal 1992 funding for two Seawolf nuclear attack submarines.

3' A yes vote was to kill the Seawolf.

N X Member Y N X Member

N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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