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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

August 16, 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: AIRLINE COMPETITION

By a vote of 230 for and 160 against, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 5466) to keep United and American airlines from using their dominance of the Computer Reservation System (CRS) field to unfair advantage over competitors.

Most travel agents use an American or United CRS to check flight availability and sell tickets. Other airlines charge that factors such as biased software design and contractual terms tilt bookings in favor of United and American.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * 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

HOUSE: FARM APPROPRIATIONS

By a vote of 299 for and 100 against, the House passed a bill (HR 5487) appropriating $60.5 billion for the Department of Agriculture and related agencies in fiscal 1993. About 80 percent of the amount is mandatory spending on entitlement programs such as commodity support payments and food stamps. Most disputed during debate was $148 million for the Market Promotion Program (MPP) that promotes the food exports of U.S. companies.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: NEW FARM PROGRAM

The House voted 249 for and 144 against to provide $1 million for a new Agriculture Department anti-discrimination program in HR 5487 (above). Sponsors said the "outreach" will bridge language barriers and other obstacles to minorities entering farming or receiving federal farm services.

A yes vote supported a new $1 million program in behalf of minority farmers.

Y N X Member

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

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

Y * * 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

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

SENATE: BILINGUAL BALLOTS

By a vote of 75 for and 20 against, the Senate passed a bill (HR 4312) to immediately increase the number of counties where voting registration forms and ballots must be printed in a language in addition to English. Affected are counties with at least 10,000 members of a single-language minority and most counties with Indian reservations. The bill extends until 2007 bilingual provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: TO PAY FOR BILINGUAL BALLOTS

By a vote of 35 for and 60 against, the Senate refused to make the U.S. Treasury pick up the costs incurred by states and localities in complying with bilingual ballot legislation (HR 4312).

A yes vote supported federal payment of the cost of bilingual election materials.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS

By a vote of 74 for and 22 against, the Senate approved a bill to appropriate $13.5 billion for the Department of Transportation and related agencies in fiscal 1993, including $282 million for the Federal Highway Administration.

While the Senate version of the bill (HR 5518) authorizes no new congressionally mandated highways, it provides nearly $300 million for demonstration projects previously authorized by Congress. Additionally, the measure empowers the states to sign up to $18 billion in fiscal 1993 road building contracts financed by the Highway Trust Fund. The bill was sent to conference with a House version that caps trust fund spending at $16.7 billion.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

WHERE TO CALL OR WRITE

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski

World Trade Center, Suite 253

Baltimore 21202, Tel. 962-4510

320 Hart Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20510

Tel. (202) 224-4654

Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes

1518 Federal Office Bldg.

31 Hopkins Plaza

Baltimore 21201, Tel. 962-4436

309 Hart Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20510

$ Tel.: (202) 224-4524

Representative Helen Delich Bentley

200 E. Joppa Road

Towson 21204, Tel. 337-7222

1610 Longworth Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel.: (202) 225-3061

Representative Beverly B. Byron

10 E. Church St.

Frederick 21701, Tel. (301) 662-8622

2430 Rayburn Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel. (202) 225-2721

Representative Benjamin L. Cardin

540 E. Belvedere Ave. Suite 201

Baltimore 21212, Tel. 433-8886

117 Cannon Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel. (202) 225-4016

Representative Wayne T. Gilchrest

20 W. Bel Air Ave.

Aberdeen, Md. 21001, Tel. 272-6820

502 Cannon House Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel. (202) 225-5311

Representative Steny H. Hoyer

4351 Garden City Drive, Suite 645

Landover 20785, Tel. (301) 436-5510

1705 Longworth Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel.: (202) 225-4131

Representative Tom McMillen

Horizons Building

8028 Ritchie Highway, No. 313

Pasadena, 21122, Tel. 768-8050

420 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel.: (202) 225-8090

Representative Kweisi Mfume

3000 Druid Park Drive

Baltimore 21215, Tel. 367-1900

217 Cannon Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel. (202) 225-4741

Representative Constance A. Morella

11141 Georgia Ave., Suite 302

Wheaton 20902, Tel. (301) 946-6801

1024 Longworth Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel. (202) 225-5341

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