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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

June 13, 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: THE CAPITOL HILL BUDGET

By a vote of 224 for and 187 against, the House approved a $1.79 billion legislative branch appropriations bill (HR 2348) for fiscal 1994, slightly below the comparable 1993 figure. Spending for House operations is up $21 million to $692 million.

In a cut that drew praise, the franked mail allowance was reduced by $8 million to $40 million. Democratic and Republican leaders secured $300,000 more for their domains, to $5.9 million. When the Senate adds its budget to the bill, overall spending for Congress and support agencies will approximate last year's level of $2.3 billion.

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

HOUSE: FORMER SPEAKERS

By a vote of 383 for and 36 against, the House amended HR (above) to end after five years taxpayer-funding of the staffs and office expenses of former Speakers of the House, saving at least $650,000 annually. The three living former speakers are Democrats Thomas O'Neill of Massachusetts, Jim Wright of Texas, and Carl Albert of Oklahoma.

A yes vote was to end public funding of former House speakers after five years.

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: CLOTURE

The Senate failed to limit debate on Democratic-drafted legislation (S 3) to overhaul congressional campaign financing. The margin of 53 for and 41 against fell short of the three-fifths majority that Democratic leaders needed to halt a stream of amendments that have kept the bill on the floor since May 21. In part, the bill sets voluntary state-by-state spending limits for Senate candidates. Those who accept them would receive taxpayer-funded vouchers to defray the cost of campaign communication such as television advertising. The public funding would be raised by ending lobbyists' tax deductions.

A yes vote was to move toward final passage of the bill.

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

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

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

SENATE: CAMPAIGN FINANCE

By a vote of 43 for and 47 against, the Senate failed to kill proposed Treasury funding of part of the cost of Senate campaigns. This preserved a Democratic plan to use up to $360 million annually in new tax revenue from lobbyists to subsidize campaign communications such as television advertising. Senate candidates who accept spending limits would get the subsidy. The remaining $800 million in new revenue from lobbyists would go to deficit reduction. The vote occurred during consideration of a campaign finance reform bill (S 3) that remained in debate.

A yes vote was to apply to deficit reduction all, rather than part, of new revenue that will result from disallowing lobbyists' tax deductions.

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

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

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

SENATE: NON-FEDERAL CANDIDATES

To reject, 16 for and 76 against, an amendment to S 3 (above) requiring broadcasters to provide cut rates to state and regional candidates who accept spending limits under non-federal campaign finance reform laws.

A yes vote was to require through the Federal Communications Commission lower broadcast rates for non-federal candidates who accept spending limits.

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

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

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

SENATE: DISCLAIMERS

The Senate reaffirmed, 47 for and 45 against, a requirement in S 3 (above) that Senate candidates who refuse campaign spending limits publicize the refusal in an on-screen disclaimer in their television advertising. The vote killed an amendment designed to blunt that televised message.

A yes vote was to require candidates who disavow campaign spending limits to say so in their television ads.

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

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

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

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