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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

March 07, 1993

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: HATCH ACT OVERHAUL

By a vote of 333 for and 86 against, the House passed a bill (HR 20) easing the Hatch Act so that the 2.2 million federal civilian employees and 775,000 postal workers are free to engage in partisan politics other than running for state or federal office.

A yes vote was to allow partisan political activity by federal workers on their own time away from the job.

Y N X Member

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

x * * Bartlett, Roscoe, R-6th

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

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

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

x * * Wynn, Albert, D-4th

x * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: A NEW COMMISSION

By a vote of 367 for and 43 against, the House set up a commission to recommend steps to improve the competitiveness of the faltering U.S. airline and aircraft manufacturing industries. Appointed by the White House and Democratic congressional leaders, the 22-member panel is to report its findings within 90 days and expire 30 days after that. The bill (HR 904) was sent to the Senate.

8, A yes vote was to set up the commission.

Y N X Member

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

* x * Bartlett, Roscoe, R-6th

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

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

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

x * * Wynn, Albert, D-4th

x * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: JOBLESS BENEFITS

By a vote of 66 for and 33 against, the Senate approved extended unemployment benefits for an estimated 1.9 million long-term jobless whose initial 26 weeks of checks will run out between March 6 and Oct. 2.

The bill (HR 920) will provide 20 or 26 extra weeks of benefitsdepending on the state. Its $5.8 billion cost will swell the deficit because senators did not subject it to the pay-as-you-go strictures of the 1990 Budget Enforcement Act (next issue).

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

x * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

x * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: PAYING FOR BENEFITS

By a vote of 57 for and 43 against, the Senate tabled (killed) an amendment to finance the first year of the jobless benefits bill (above) by trimming executive branch administrative costs in such areas travel, consultants, printing and personnel. The bill's projected $5.8 billion cost is exempted from budgetary pay-as-you-go requirements because it is defined as emergency spending.

A yes vote opposed requiring executive-branch spending cuts to offset the cost of extended jobless benefits.

Y N X Member

x * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

x * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: TO KILL PAY FREEZE

By a vote of 58 for and 41 against, the Senate tabled (killed) a GOP-sponsored amendment to fund the unemployment compensation bill (above) by freezing federal employees' 1994 pay at the 1993 level. A similar freeze proposed by President Clinton is to be considered by Congress as part of his economic recovery package.

G; A yes vote was to kill the proposed federal pay freeze.

Y N X Member

x * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

x * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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