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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

April 25, 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: JOBLESS BENEFITS

By a vote of 301 for and 114 against, the House appropriated $4 billion in immediate deficit spending to provide up to 26 weeks of additional unemployment checks for those who have exhausted their initial 26 weeks of benefits. The bill (HR 1335) was sent to President Clinton. It was all that he and congressional Democrats could salvage from a $19 billion-plus economic stimulus proposal that hours earlier fell victim to Republican opposition in the Senate.

A yes vote supported $4 billion in deficit spending to provide checks to the long-term jobless.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHPLACE

By a vote of 314 for and 93 against, the House passed a bill (S 326) authorizing federal acquisition of 12 acres to be added to the park in Westmoreland County, Va., that commemorates George Washington's birthplace. Taxpayers are to supply an estimated $50,000 to $100,000 for the land abutting Pope's Creek Plantation, where the nation's first president was born in 1732.

No one spoke against the bill.

.` A yes vote was to pass the bill.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: TO KILL STIMULUS BILL

The Senate failed to achieve the three-fifths majority needed to end a Republican filibuster against President Clinton's package (HR 1335) to stimulate the economy. The tally was 56 for and 43 against with all Democrats except Richard C. Shelby of Alabama supporting Mr. Clinton. The vote officially killed the bill.

E9 A yes vote supported the president's stimulus package.Y N X .. .. .. .. .. .. Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: REPUBLICAN STIMULUS

By a vote of 53 for and 45 against, the Senate tabled (killed) the Republican alternative to President Clinton's stimulus package (above). The GOP sought to cut the original Clinton request by about two-thirds to $6 billion. About $4 billion was deficit spending on extended jobless checks for the long-term unemployed (see House issue above). The remaining $2 billion, to be paid for by unspecified executive branch cuts, was for programs such as highway construction, summer jobs for youth and immunization of children.

A5 A yes vote was to kill the GOP stimulus package.

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

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: TO TRIM STIMULUS

The Senate voted 52 for and 46 against to slice $4.1 billion from President Clinton's $19 billion-plus economic stimulus package. This trimming failed to make HR 1335 acceptable to filibustering Republicans, and Democratic sponsors subsequently abandoned all sections of the bill except $4 billion for the long-term jobless.

A yes vote was to trim the cost of the pump-priming bill by abou20 percent.

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

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

. Roll Call Report Syndicate

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