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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

September 19, 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: S&L BAILOUT

By a vote of 214 for and 208 against, the House sent to conference with the Senate a bill (HR 1340) providing $18.3 billion for completing the savings-and-loan bailout. The Resolution Trust Corp. would use the money to dispose of 80 bankrupt thrifts it is keeping open. This brings to about $105 billion the appropriations approved by Congress since 1989 to reimburse lost deposits at more than 700 failed thrifts. Congress also has granted the RTC authority to borrow more than $100 billion for working capital that the agency is expected to repay by selling S&L assets.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

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

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

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

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

Y N X Member

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

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

* . . Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: GOP SUBSTITUTE

The House defeated, 180 for and 242 against, the Republican alternative to the Democratic-drafted S&L bailout (HR 1340). The GOP measure sought to strip the bill of its $18.3 billion expenditure on grounds that the Resolution Trust Corp. has ample resources -- $12 billion -- to resolve its backlog of failed thrifts. The measure also deleted language writing contract set-asides for minorities and women into law. And it opposed a longer statute of limitations for fraud and negligence suits against S&L executives.

9- A yes vote supported the GOP alternative.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

Y N X Member

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

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

. * . Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: SOVIET NUCLEAR WEAPONS

By a vote of 149 for and 263 against, the House refused to cut $300 million from a program to dismantle nuclear weapons in the former Soviet Union and prevent their global spread. The $300 million was to have been shifted to accounts for repairing U.S. military equipment. The vote occurred during debate on the fiscal 1994 defense budget (HR 2401) that later was sent to conference with the Senate.

3' A yes vote supported the amendment.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

Y N X Member

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

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

. * . Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: GRAZING FEES

By a vote of 59 for and 40 against, the Senate killed an administration plan to more than double livestock grazing fees on public land in the West. The vote retained the existing system in which some 23,600 ranchers pay $1.86 per Animal Unit Month (AUM) to graze their livestock on Bureau of Land Management or Forest Service land. By executive order, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt wants to raise the rate gradually to $4.28 per AUM, a level still below private rates. The vote occurred during debate on the Interior Department's fiscal 1994 appropriations bill (HR 2520).

A yes vote opposed the administration plan to raise grazing fees on public lands.

Y N X Member

. * . Mikulski, Barbara A., D

. * . Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: ARTS FUNDING

By a vote of 65 for and 30 against, the Senate tabled (killed) an amendment prohibiting National Endowment for the Arts grants to individuals, thus allowing them only for nonprofit arts organizations. The amendment was proposed by Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., to a fiscal 1994 appropriations bill (HR 2520) providing about $170 million for NEA grants and administration.

;/ A yes vote was to kill the Helms amendment.

Y N X Member

* . . Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* . . Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: MIDWEST LEVEES

By a vote of 63 for and 34 against, the Senate tabled an amendment authorizing the Army Corps of Engineers to pay the full cost of repairing flood-damaged levees in the Midwest. The amendment to the 1994 defense budget (S 1298) also gave the Army authority to restore nonfederal and federal levees. The vote left intact a requirement that local authorities pay 20 percent of the cost of repairing federal levees.

A yes vote opposed the Army paying the full cost of Midwest levee repair.

Y N X Member

* . . Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* . . Sarbanes, Paul S., D

WHERE TO CALL OR WRITE

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski

World Trade Center, Suite 253

Baltimore 21202, Tel. 962-4510

320 Hart Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20510

Tel. (202) 224-4654

Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes

1518 Federal Office Bldg.

31 Hopkins Plaza

Baltimore 21201, Tel. 962-4436

309 Hart Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20510

$ Tel.: (202) 224-4524

Representative Helen Delich Bentley

200 E. Joppa Road

Towson 21204, Tel. 337-7222

1610 Longworth Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel.: (202) 225-3061

Representative Beverly B. Byron

10 E. Church St.

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