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


January 10, 1993|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: There were no Senate votes.



The House adopted, 221 for and 199 against, its operating rules for the 103rd Congress. While most of the package (H Res 5) was routine, several new rules, drafted by the Democratic majority, drew Republican ire.

The empowering of members from the District of Columbia anfour other non-states to vote on the House floor was hotly debated (see next issue).

Also disputed was a new rule making it easier for committees treport bills in the face of high absenteeism. The definition of quorum is watered down so that panels can vote bills to the floor without having a majority of members simultaneously present for the roll call. Under the "rolling quorum" plan, members can drop by on their own schedule to vote.

A yes vote was to adopt rules put forward by the Democratic majority for the 103rd Congress.

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

* * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

* N * Bartlett, Roscoe G., D-6th

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

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

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

Y * * Wynn, Albert R., D-4th

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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


By a vote of 187 for and 238 against, the House rejected a motion to prevent members from non-states from voting on the floor. The motion during debate on H Res 5 also sought to limit the terms of committee chairmen.

The five members who gain voting rights under new House rules are the resident commissioner of Puerto Rico and delegates from D.C., Guam, American Samoa and the Virgin Islands. Each can vote on most roll calls, but the yea or nay is nullified if it proves to be the numerical difference between approval or rejection of a measure.

Because Democrats hold the five seats, the change increases their strength in the House to 263 members, compared with 176 Republicans and one independent.

yes vote opposed floor voting for members from the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Y N X Member

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

Y * * Bartlett, Roscoe G., D-6th

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

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

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

* N * Wynn, Albert R., D-4th

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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


Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski Representative Wayne T. Gilchrest

World Trade Center, Suite 253 20 W. Bel Air Ave.

Baltimore 21202, Phone: 962-4510 Aberdeen, Md. 21001, Phone:

320 Hart Senate Office Bldg. 502 Cannon House Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 224-4654 Phone: (202) 225-5311

Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes Representative Steny H. Hoyer

Federal Office Bldg. 4351 Garden City Drive, Suite 645

31 Hopkins Plaza Landover 20785, Phone: (301) 436-5510

Baltimore 21201, Phone: 962-4436 1705 Longworth Bldg.

309 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20515

Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 225-4131

Phone: (202) 224-4524

Representative Helen Delich Bentley Representative Albert R. Wynn

200 E. Joppa Road 8700 Central Ave.

Towson 21204, Phone: 337-7222 Suite 306

1610 Longworth Office Bldg. Landover, 20785, Phone: (301) 350-5055 TC Washington, D.C. 20515 423 Cannon House Office Building

Phone: (202) 225-3061 Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-8090

Representative Roscoe G. Bartlett Representative Kweisi Mfume 100 N. Franklin 3000 Druid Park Drive

Hagerstown, 21740, Phone: (301) 797-6043 Baltimore 21215, Phone: 367-1900

312 Cannon Bldg. 217 Cannon Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515 Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2721 Phone: (202) 225-4741

Representative Benjamin L. Cardin Representative Constance A. Morella

540 E. Belvedere Ave. Suite 201 11141 Georgia Ave., Suite 302

Baltimore 21212, Phone: 433-8886 Wheaton 20902, Phone: (301) 946-6801

117 Cannon Bldg. 1024 Longworth Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515 Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-4016 Phone: (202) 225-5341

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