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

Votes in Congress

June 14, 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:

A yes vote supported the additional unemployment benefits.

N X Member .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Y N X Member

* N * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd ..Y * * Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

* * X Byron, Beverly B., D-6th .. .. Y * * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

Y * * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd.. ..Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

* * X Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st.. ..Y * * Morella, Constance A., R-8th

HOUSE: TO PASS DEFENSE BUDGET

By a vote of 198-168, the House sent the Senate a $270 billion defense budget for fiscal 1993. Foes were mostly conservatives who saw the post-Cold War military plan as too dovish.

The bill (HR 5006) continues the B-2 bomber and Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) at Pentagon-approved funding levels and begins a conversion of defense-dependent jobs and companies to a peacetime economy.

It cuts at least $3.5 billion from the cost of defending countries that are allies but also economic rivals, and sets the stage for withdrawing up to 60 percent of the 400,000 U.S. troops abroad within a few years. The bill sets a one-year moratorium on U.S. nuclear testing if the former Soviet republics continue to ban nuclear explosions.

.` A yes vote supported the bill.

Y N X Member .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Y N X Member

* N * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd ..Y * * Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

* * X Byron, Beverly B., D-6th .. .. Y * * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

Y * * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd .. * N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

Y * * Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st .. * * X Morella, Constance A., R-8th

@HOUSE: ABORTION ISSUE

By a vote of 216-193, the House adopted an amendment to the 1993 defense budget (above) permitting women in the armed services and dependents to receive privately financed abortions military health facilities abroad. Supporter Marilyn Lloyd, D-Tenn., said, "I have never condoned abortion" but that women deserve "the best reproductive health-care services available" if it is their decision to have one.

A yes vote was to enable the military to provide abortions at overseas facilities.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

N * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd Y * * Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

* N * Byron, Beverly B., D-6th .. ..Y * * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

Y * * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd .. Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

Y * * Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st .. Y * * Morella, Constance A., R-8th

SENATE: HEALTH SERVICES

By a vote of 86-8, the Senate approved a bill (S 1306) that includes the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration in the National Institutes of Health.

The bill is designed to upgrade research into mental illness and substance abuse, and use federal dollars more effectively to prevent and treat those conditions. But it drew controversy with a new formula for granting about $1.5 billion for substance abuse and nearly $445 million for mental health annually to the states. Less urbanized states would get more generous block grants than in the past, at the expense of states with many large cities such as Florida and California.

:. A yes vote was to approve the legislation.

N X Member .. .. .. .. .. ..Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: STRIKER REPLACEMENT

By a vote of 55-41, the Senate fell short of the three-fifths majority needed to silence a filibuster against "striker replacement" legislation.

This shelved the bill (S 55) making it illegal for employers to permanently replace workers striking over economic issues. Nor could employers under the bill give preference after the strike to "crossover" workers.

B6 A yes vote was to move toward passage of the bill.

Y N X Member .. .. .. .. .. ..Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

HOUSE: BALANCED BUDGET

By a vote of 280 for and 153 against, the House failed to approve a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget. Supporters fell nine votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for passage of the measure (HJ Res 290) sponsored by Rep. Charles Stenholm, D-Texas.

Congress and the president were to have kept spending within each year's anticipated revenue, beginning as early as fiscal 1995, with deficits permitted only in wartime or if allowed by three-fifths majorities of both houses. Taxes could have been raised by simple majority votes.

Y N X Member .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Y N X Member

Y * * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd Y * * Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

Y * * Byron, Beverly B., D-6th .. .Y * * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

* N * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd ..* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

Y * * Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st ..Y * * Morella, Constance A., R-8th

HOUSE: THE GEPHARDT PROPOSAL

By a vote of 103 for and 327 against, the House rejected a balanced budget constitutional amendment (HJ Res 496) sponsored by House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-Mo. It differed from the Stenholm proposal by exempting Social Security from spending cuts, enabling only the president to initiate requests for deficit spending and requiring only simple majority votes to approve red ink requested by the White House.

Y N X Member .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Y N X Member

* N * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd Y * * Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

* N * Byron, Beverly B., D-6th .. .Y * * McMillen, Tom, D-4th

* N * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd ..* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

* N * Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st ..* N * Morella, Constance A., R-8th

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