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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

September 27, 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:

.. YES .. N: NO .. X: NOT VOTING

HOUSE: NUCLEAR TEST BAN

By a vote of 224 to 151, the House gave final approval to a phase-out of U.S. nuclear testing, provided that the former Soviet republics continue to dismantle their arsenals. The vote during debate on HR 5373 accepted a Senate measure, drafted by Democrats, that would suspend testing until next August. Limited testing to assure warhead safety would be resumed until 1997, when a permanent ban would take effect. The Bush administration also wants to curtail testing, but at a slower pace because, it says, it does not want to weaken presidential strength in arms negotiations, undermine the country's military strength or jeopardize the reliability of U.S. missiles.

A yes vote was to move toward a nuclear test ban in 1997.

@6Y 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

HOUSE: GAY RIGHTS ISSUE

By a vote of 235 to 173, the House denied funding for thDistrict of Columbia's "domestic partners" law. The statute extends taxpayer-provided health insurance to same-sex partners of city employees, in the same way that heterosexual spouses are covered.

A yes vote was to deny funding for the domestic partners law.

=3Y N X Member .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Y N X Member

Y * * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd * N * 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 .. * N * Morella, Constance A., R-8th

SENATE: FAMILY LEAVE VETO

By a vote of 68 to 31, the Senate achieved the two-thirds majority needed to override President Bush's veto of family-leave legislation (S 5). House members were set to vote on the veto, which has become a presidential campaign issue.

The bill requires private and public employers of 50 workers or more to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in the event of childbirth or illness in an employee's immediate family. Those on leave would retain health benefits and get their jobs back when they return to work.

L A yes vote was to defeat the veto and enact the legislation.

2Y N X Member .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..Y N X Member

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

SENATE: 'MOTOR VOTER' BILL

By a vote of 62 for and 38 against, the Senate failed to achieve the two-thirds majority needed to override President Bush's veto of the so-called "motor voter" bill (S 250). Beginning in 1993, the legislation was to have required states to make registering to vote an automatic part of applying for a driver's license and other public certificates.

President Bush explained the veto, saying the bill would promote voter fraud and that it was "constitutionally questionable" for Congress to tell states how to conduct elections.

A yes vote was to defeat the veto and enact the bill.

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

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

SENATE: NUCLEAR TEST BAN

By a vote of 55 to 40, the Senate approved a nine-month moratorium on U.S. nuclear testing, followed by a resumption and then a total ban by late 1996. The amendment was attached to the fiscal 1993 defense authorization bill (S 3114). It went beyond an administration-backed alternative that featured a 90-day moratorium, followed by testing and a total ban in 1998.

A yes vote supported the Democratic-drafted plan for a nuclear test ban.

=3Y N X Member .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Y N X Member

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

SENATE: TO PASS CABLE TV BILL

By a vote of 74 to 25, the Senate sent the White House a bill 12) subjecting cable television's rates, service standards and other operations to regulation by the Federal Communications Commission and local agencies.

With President Bush promising a veto and most Democrats on Capitol Hill supporting the bill, the issue was thrust into the presidential campaign. The bill was backed by consumer groups and cable competitors such as local broadcast stations, and was opposed by the cable industry as well as movie studios concerned about royalty rights.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

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

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

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