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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

June 27, 1993

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: TO KEEP SPACE STATION

The House rejected, 215 for and 216 against, an amendment to terminate the space-station Freedom by eliminating money for it from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration budget (HR 2200). The bill authorizes $12.7 billion over the next seven years for the project, designed to yield scientific breakthroughs and energize the U.S. space program. About $9 billion already has been appropriated toward putting Freedom aloft by the end of the century.

A yes vote was to kill the space station.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: FORMER PRESIDENTS

The House voted to reject, 160 for and 258 against, an amendment to stop taxpayer support of former presidents except for pensions and Secret Service guards. The amendment targeted up to $2 million annually spent on staff and office support for Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George Bush. The House then voted to cut off most support of former presidents after five years.

A yes vote was to end taxpayer support of ex-presidents' staff and office expenses.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

@HOUSE: SPENDING ISSUE

By a vote of 135 for and 287 against, the House rejected an amendment to slow spending growth at the Bureau of Reclamation, which administers federal water policy in the West. The amendment sought to limit growth to the inflation rate of 3.2 percent over the 1993 level, allowing a 1994 budget of $843 million. Its defeat preserved an increase of 12 percent over 1993, to $908 million. The vote occurred during debate on an energy and water appropriations bill (HR 2445).

A yes vote supported a 3.2 percent rather than a 12 percent increase in the Bureau of Reclamation budget.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

@HOUSE: NUCLEAR ENERGY

The House voted, 267 for and 162 against, to kill federal research aimed at developing a nuclear reactor technology that uses recycled nuclear waste for fuel. The vote stripped HR 2445 (above) of $32 million for advancing the Energy Department's Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor (ALMR) program.

A yes vote was to eliminate funding for the ALMR program.

Y N X Member 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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: TO KILL SUPERCOLLIDER

The House voted, 280 for and 150 against, to kill the superconducting supercollider by removing its taxpayer support from the fiscal 1994 Department of Energy appropriations bill (HR 2445). Under construction south of Dallas, the SSC is envisioned as a 54-mile circular tunnel in which high-speed proton collisions would unlock secrets about the origin of matter. Cost estimates have risen from $4.4 billion to more than $11 billion, and promised cost-sharing from abroad has not materialized. Last year, SSC funding was stopped by a closer House vote, then saved by the Senate.

A yes vote was to kill the superconducting supercollider.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: "WORKFARE"

The Senate failed, 34 for and 64 against, to kill an amendment requiring welfare recipients to seek work. The vote occurred during debate on an appropriations bill (HR 2118) for the current fiscal year. It kept alive a proposal that states require at least 10 percent of able-bodied people on federally funded general welfare rolls to report for a private or public sector job.

A yes vote was to remove the "workfare" language from the bill.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

@SENATE: ECONOMIC PLAN

By a vote of 50-49, the Senate approved the mechanics of a plan by President Clinton and Democratic leaders in Congress to use tax increases and spending slowdowns to lower budget deficits over the next five years. Vice President Al Gore's tie-breaking vote sent the fiscal overhaul (S 1134) to conference with the House.

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