Here is how area House members of Maryland's delegation on...

Votes in Congress

May 31, 1992|By Roll Call Report Syndicate

Here is how area House members of Maryland's delegation on Capitol Hill were recorded on important roll-call votes last week. The Senate was not in session.

Y: YES N: NO X: NOT VOTING

HOUSE: FETAL RESEARCH

By a vote of 260-148, the House approved the conference report on a bill (HR 2507) funding the National Institutes of Health at $5.4 billion for fiscal 1993.

At issue was the bill's lifting of the administration ban on federally funded medical research involving fetal tissue. President Bush likely will veto the bill, and based on this tally he would narrowly prevail over lawmakers who support such research.

A yes vote was to pass the bill and overturn the ban on fetal research.

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: COMMITTEE FUNDING

By a vote of 323-76, the House approved a measure (H Res 379) that will partially fund its committee operations this year. The $55 million level is about the same as the comparable 1991 amount. The annual committee funding resolution covers about half the cost of staff salaries and other expenses associated with the House's 27 committees and more than 150 subcommittees. The legislative branch appropriations bill provides the other half.

A yes vote supported the committee funding resolution.

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 PASS ENERGY BILL

By a vote of 381-37, the House sent to conference with the Senate a sweeping bill (HR 776) to spur energy production and curb consumption in order to lessen America's long-term dependence on foreign oil. Interest groups from environmentalists to the oil industry found something to like in the bill.

In part, the bill eases regulatory and red tape burdens on energy providers including nuclear power, sets fiscal incentives to bring alternative and renewable fuels into the mainstream economy, bans new drilling on much of the outer continental shelf, sets policies including building code reform to improve energy efficiency down to the household level, and gradually opens up electric utilities to increased competition.

.` A yes vote supported 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

HOUSE: OIL RESERVE FILL-UP

By a vote of 135 for and 263 against, the House rejected an amendment to the energy bill (above) requiring oil importers and refiners to provide 150,000 barrels a day to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve at 1 billion barrels. Taxpayers have provided the 570 million barrels already put into the reserve in Texas and Louisiana salt caverns.

A yes vote was to require the oil industry to fill up the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

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

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

Y * * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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