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

Votes in Congress

May 24, 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: NUCLEAR POWER

By a vote of 254 for and 160 against, the House adopted a pro-nuclear power amendment. The measure streamlines Nuclear Regulatory Commission procedures for granting operating permits to newly built nuclear plants. It was added to an energy bill (HR 776) still in debate.

A yes vote was to make it easier for nuclear power plants to obtain operating permits.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

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

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

* N * 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: PAY RAISE ISSUE

By a vote of 414 for and 3 against, the House accepted as ratified the 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which requires that members' pay raises be delayed until after the next congressional elections. The 203-year-old proposal was ratified May 7 when Michigan became the 38th state to approve it.

Left unsettled by this House vote on H Con Res 320 and similar Senate action is the legality of cost-of-living raises that lawmakers get automatically under a 1989 law.

A yes vote embraced the constitutional amendment.

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: $1.5 TRILLION BUDGET

By a vote of 209 for and 207 against, the House approved the fiscal 1993 congressional budget resolution (H Con Res 287). The blueprint sets outlays of $1.5 trillion, receipts of about $1.17 trillion and a projected deficit of about $327 trillion.

Budget authority is set at $306.2 billion for Social Security, $277.4 billion for defense, $213.8 billion for interest on the national debt, $132.2 billion for Medicare, $19.6 billion for foreign aid and $16.3 billion for agriculture, among other accounts.

A yes vote supported the congressional budget blueprint.

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: "MOTOR VOTER" APPROVED

By a vote of 61 for and 38 against, the Senate sent the House a "motor voter" bill (S 250) providing for automatic voter registration when citizens obtain a driver's license, marriage license and certain other public certificates. The bill also requires states to provide registration by mail.

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

SENATE: AID TO CITIES

By a vote of 61 for and 36 against, the Senate passed a bill (HR 5132) providing "emergency" appropriations of $1.94 billion this fiscal year for cities, including $494.7 million in disaster aid to help Los Angeles rebuild from riots and Chicago to recover from flooding. The bill goes beyond its House counterpart by providing $1.45 billion for youth jobs and other initiatives to help other U.S. cities through the summer.

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

SENATE: NO AID TO RIOTERS

By a vote of 68 for and 28 against, the Senate adopted an amendment to HR 5132 (above) denying funds to people arrested, charged or convicted in connection with the recent Los Angeles riots.

Sponsor John Seymour, a California Republican, sought assurances that "not a penny of the taxpayers' money goes to those who destroyed lives and livelihood in Los Angeles."

Opponent Dave Durenberger, a Minnesota Republican, objected that the measure presumed the guilt of all charged. "The standard is guilty until cleared," he said.

A yes vote supported the amendment.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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