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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

May 16, 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:

Y: YES N: NO X: NOT VOTING

HOUSE: 'MIDDLE-CLASS' AMENDMENT

By a vote of 181 for and 231 against, the House rejected language requiring that companies owned by the "middle class" benefit most from new Department of Commerce loan programs for technological development. The defeated amendment called

for a set-aside for firms controlled by persons with incomes of $15,000 to $85,000. The underlying bill (HR 820) recommends 10 percent set-asides for minority- and women-controlled companies.

The amendment was offered to a bill, still in debate, that provides $1.5 billion in grants and loans to advance U.S. industrial competitiveness.

A yes vote favored a middle-class set-aside in legislation to increase U.S. technological competitiveness.

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: PUBLIC LANDS ISSUE

The House rejected a bill (HR 873) authorizing the U.S. Forest Service to buy 80,000 wilderness acres in Montana's Gallatin Range from a timber company, paying between $12 million and $20 million. The tally of 262 for and 140 against fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass the bill under a shortcut parliamentary procedure. The land lies immediately north of Yellowstone National Park and would be added to Gallatin National Forest.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

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: S&L BAILOUT

The Senate passed, 61 for and 35 against, a bill (S 174) authorizing up to $34.3 billion for the final phase of the savings-and-loan bailout. This would raise to about $140 billion congressional spending since 1989 for reimbursing 22 million depositors and other costs of the most expensive financial debacle in U.S. history. Counting Treasury borrowing costs over decades, the bailout's final tab to taxpayers is projected by the General Accounting Office at $500 billion-plus. The government is offsetting some of the cost with asset sales and lawsuits.

In addition to funding the Resolution Trust Corp. and the new Savings Association Insurance Fund, the bill requires faster sale of seized assets, creates an RTC vice presidency to look after minority and women's interests, and limits the cash bonuses available to RTC executives.

A yes vote was to send the S&L bailout bill to the House.

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

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

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

SENATE: S&L LAWSUITS

The Senate adopted, 63 for and 32 against, an amendment to S 714 (above) extending from three to five years the statutory period in which the government can sue thrift executives, directors, accountants, lawyers and others associated with a savings-and-loan failure.

A yes vote was for a longer statute-of-limitations for S&L suits.

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

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

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

SENATE: VOTING REGISTRATION

By a vote of 62 for and 36 against, the Senate sent President Clinton a bill (HR 2) making voter registration available at military recruitment, welfare and disability offices, by mail, and at agencies that dispense drivers' and marriage licenses and certain other public certificates. The "motor voter" bill is expected to add tens of millions of registrants to the 125 million Americans now signed up to vote.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

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

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

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

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