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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

May 02, 1993|By Roll Call Report Syndicate WHERE TO CALL OR WRITE

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: SPENDING VETO

By a vote of 258 for and 157 against, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 1578) to bolster presidential power to challenge line-item spending by Congress. Democratic sponsors touted the bill as a tool against waste. But Republicans denounced it as a weak imitation of the line-item veto long sought by fiscal conservatives (below).

The bill would allow presidents to "veto" specific appropriations, with Congress required to vote to affirm the cuts before they could take effect. Should Congress rebuff the president, it could vote on its own cuts in the same accounts targeted by the president. If the congressional austerity bid also were to fail, the disputed spending would go forward as originally voted by Congress.

A yes vote supported the Democratic proposal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

... * ... .. .. Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: GOP PLAN

The House rejected, 198 for and 219 against, the GOP line-item veto plan, which differed from the Democratic approach (above) by making it much easier for a president to cancel specific appropriations sought by Congress.

Republicans wanted presidential cuts to become law unless blocked by two-thirds majorities of both houses. The Democratic bill would allow presidential cuts to be defeated by a simple majority of either house.

A yes vote supported the GOP's line-item veto proposal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

... * ... .. .. Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: TAX BREAKS

By a vote of 257 for and 157 against, the House amended the GOP line-item veto measure (above) to give presidents power to cancel special interest tax breaks as well as specific appropriations cleared by Congress. However, the authority was later rejected along with the overall Republican proposal.

A yes vote was to empower presidents to cancel special-interest tax breaks unless two-thirds majorities of both houses override the cancellation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

... * ... .. .. Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

SENATE: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT

The Senate required the proposed Department of the Environment to include an assistant secretary for Indian land. An attempt to block the designation was defeated 16-79. The bill (S 171) elevating the Environmental Protection Agency to Cabinet level remained in debate.

A yes vote was to keep Congress from requiring an assistant secretary for Indian land in the proposed Department of the Environment.

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

... * ... .. .. Mikulski, Barbara A., D

... * ... .. .. Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: REGULATORY COSTS

By a vote of 70 for and 26 against, the Senate tabled (killed) an amendment requiring the government to offset the cost of new environmental regulations with corresponding cuts in the cost of existing measures such as the Clean Air Act. The vote occurred during debate on legislation establishing a Department of the Environment (S 171).

A yes vote was to kill the amendment.

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

* ... ... ... ... Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* ... ... ... ... Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski

World Trade Center, Suite 253

Baltimore 21202, Phone: 962-4510

320 Hart Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20510

Phone: (202) 224-4654

Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes

1518 Federal Office Bldg.

31 Hopkins Plaza

Baltimore 21201, Phone: 962-4436

309 Hart Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20510

Phone: (202) 224-4524

Rep. Helen Delich Bentley

200 E. Joppa Road

Towson 21204, Phone: 337-7222

1610 Longworth Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-3061

Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett

100 N. Franklin

Hagerstown 21740

Phone: (301) 797-6043

312 Cannon Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2721

Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin

540 E. Belvedere Ave. Suite 201

Baltimore 21212, Phone: 433-8886

227 Cannon Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-4016

Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest

Arundel Center North, 101 Crain Highway

Suite 509

Glen Burnie, Md. 21061, Phone: 760-3372

412 Cannon House Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-5311

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer

4351 Garden City Drive, Suite 645

Landover 20785, Phone: (301) 436-5510

1705 Longworth Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-4131

Rep. Albert R. Wynn

8700 Central Ave., Suite 306

Landover, 20785, Phone: (301) 350-5055

423 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-8090

Rep. Kweisi Mfume

3000 Druid Park Drive

Baltimore 21215, Phone: 367-1900

2419 Rayburn Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-4741

Rep. Constance A. Morella

11141 Georgia Ave., Suite 302

Wheaton 20902, Phone: (301) 946-6801

223 Cannon Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-5341

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