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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

July 18, 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:

YES N: NO X: NOT VOTING

HOUSE: TIMBER

By a vote of 164 for and 262 against, the House refused to cut $11.9 million from the National Forest Service's fiscal 1994 budget for building logging roads. The amendment sought to prevent logging in certain pristine forests. The vote occurred as the House passed an Interior Department appropriations bill (HR 2520) providing $1.24 billion for the Forest Service.

A yes vote was to cut funding for National Forest Service road construction.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

* x * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: STEAMTOWN

By a vote of 192 for and 229 against, the House refused to strip HR 2520 (above) of $3.1 million for the annual operating budget of the National Park Service's Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pa. The operating funds follow federal expenditures of more than $60 million that helped build the museum commemorating America's railroad heyday.

A yes vote opposed federal funding of Steamtown's operating ** budget.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

x * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: OIL SHALE RESEARCH

The House voted 395 for and 37 against to remove all funds for oil shale research from HR 2520 (above). This eliminated $5 million to continue an Energy Department subsidy for research by several major oil companies to develop a commercially viable procedure to recover oil from rock.

A yes vote opposed continued government subsidy of private sector oil shale research.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

x * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

@HOUSE: FISCAL DISPUTE

By a vote of 184 for and 238 against, the House blocked a Republican bid for lower Medicare and Medicaid entitlement spending in the $500 billion deficit-reduction bill (HR 2264) now before a House-Senate conference committee. With this procedural vote, the House shelved a nonbinding GOP recommendation that conferees accept a Senate-approved entitlement figure that was $21 billion less than the comparable House-approved figure.

A yes vote was for more restraint on entitlement spending in the deficit-reduction legislation.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

* x * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: HATCH ACT

The Senate voted 62 for and 33 against to continue a ban on partisan political involvement by uniformed armed services personnel. The vote occurred during debate on a bill softening the 1939 Hatch Act to permit most forms of partisan politicking, short of running for office, by federal employees other than those in uniform. The bill (S 185) remained in debate.

A yes vote opposed partisan political involvement by uniformed service personnel.

Y N X Member

x * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

x * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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