Votes in Congress

July 12, 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. The Senate was not in session.

Y: YES N: NO X: NOT VOTING

HOUSE: TO PASS TRADE BILL

3 By a vote of 280-145, the House passed a trade bill featuring retaliatory steps to open sheltered overseas markets and protective measures to insulate certain domestic industries against foreign competition seen as unfair.

Drafted by Democrats, the bill (HR 5100) deals mostly with Japan and other Pacific Rim nations and the European Community. It was sent to the Senate.

The bill would require more American parts in Japanese vehicles built here, pressure Japan to remove barriers to U.S. auto sales in Japan and place quotas on imported Japanese cars. It would extend quotas that shield U.S. machine tool makers against Taiwanese products and would seek to break down obstacles to American rice exports to Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. It would take a harder line against government subsidies that enable European aircraft to compete better against American planes.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X .. .. Member

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

Y * * 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

HOUSE: JAPANESE AUTO IMPORTS

The House voted 260-166, to cap Japanese auto exports to America at 1.65 million cars annually and increase from 50 to 70 percent by 1994 the required American content of Japanese cars built here. The language was added to HR 5100 (above). It would essentially freeze the number of Japanese autos sold in America at the 1991 level.

3' A yes vote supported the amendment.

Y N X .. .. Member

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

Y * * 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

HOUSE: TO REJECT SPENDING CUT

By a vote of 175 for and 236, the House rejected an amendment to trim $53 million from the $13 billion fiscal 1993 appropriations bill for the Department of Transportation and related agencies. The savings were to have come from cutting administrative overhead other than personnel costs at agencies such as the Coast Guard, Federal Highway Administration and Federal Aviation Administration.

3' A yes vote supported the amendment.

Y N X .. .. Member

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

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

* N * 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

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

HOUSE: TO BREAK BUDGET AGREEMENT

By a vote of 213-190, the House shifted $400 million in foreign aid savings to transportation public works such as road building.

By adopting this amendment to HR 5518 (above), the House for the first time violated the "firewalls" provision of the 1990 budget agreement between President Bush and Congress.

Savings in the categories of defense, domestic or foreign affairs spending were obligated under the pact to deficit reduction and could not be spent elsewhere.

In accepting the 1990 agreement, Mr. Bush broke his "no new taxes" campaign pledge.

A yes vote was to break the 1990 budget pact in order to shift foreign aid savings to public works spending.

Y N X .. .. Member

Y * * 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

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