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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

September 26, 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:

A yes vote was to abolish the Interstate Commerce Commission.

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: TO PRESERVE AMTRAK

The House rejected, 84 for and 337 against, an amendment to strip HR 2750 (above) of its $331 million annual operating subsidy for Amtrak.

:0A yes vote was to eliminate the Amtrak subsidy.

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: SELECTIVE SERVICE

By a vote of 58 for and 41 against, the Senate preserved a $25 million budget for Selective Service next fiscal year. This killed an amendment to a 1994 appropriations bill (HR 2491) to terminate the draft-registration agency as the House has voted to do.

8.A yes vote was to preserve Selective Service.

N X Member

x * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* x * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

@SENATE: SPACE STATION

The Senate voted, 59 for and 40 against, to appropriate $2.1 billion for continuing development of NASA's space station Alpha, formerly named Freedom. This killed an amendment to HR 2491 (above) that sought to terminate the project and apply the savings to deficit reduction.

8.A yes vote was to preserve the space station.

Y N X Member

x * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

x * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: ASBESTOS REMOVAL

By a vote of 31 for and 68 against, the Senate refused to kill an amendment to HR 2491 (above) adding $30 million for asbestos removal in schools nationwide.

yes vote opposed the addition of asbestos clean-up money to the EPA's 1994 budget.

Y N X Member

x * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* x * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: SEARCH FOR LIFE IN SPACE

By a vote of 23 for and 77 against, the Senate refused to fund a 10-year-old NASA research project that scans outer space for signs of intelligent life.

A yes vote was to save the program.

N X Member

x * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* x * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: HOSPITAL CONSTRUCTION

By a vote of 73 for and 27 against, the Senate tabled (killed) an amendment to HR 2491 (above) blocking four new Veterans Administration hospital construction projects in Anchorage, Alaska; Lyons, N.J.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Muskogee, Okla.

yes vote was to save the program.

N X Member

x * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

x * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: MOHAIR SUBSIDIES

By a vote of 41 for and 56 against, the Senate opposed a $190 million taxpayer subsidy of mohair and wool producers. Earlier this year, the Senate voted twice to kill the program. But it was kept alive at the $190 million level in the 1994 agriculture appropriations conference report (HR 2493) that was under debate when this vote occurred.

B8A yes vote was to preserve the wool and mohair subsidy.

Y N X Member

* x * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* x * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: FOREIGN AID

By a vote of 88 for and 10 against, the Senate sent to conference with the House a bill (HR 2295) appropriating $12.5 billion in U.S. foreign aid in fiscal 1994. Receiving the largest payments are Israel ($3 billion), the former Soviet Union ($2.5 billion) and Egypt ($2.1 billion). About $25 million was approved for Palestine Liberation Organization initiatives to secure the new PLO-Israeli peace treaty. Among other major outlays are $4.5 billion for international financial institutions such as the World Bank, $784 for disaster relief in sub-Saharan Africa and $392 million for international family planning programs.

+!A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

x * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

x * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: AGAINST AID CUT

By a vote of 64 for and 35 against, the Senate tabled (killed) an amendment cutting $200 million from the 1994 foreign aid bill (above) and transferring the money to the government's Defense Conversion Program that helps defense-dependent industries adapt to a post-Cold War economy.

yes vote opposed transferring $200 million from foreign aid to defense conversion at home.

Y N X Member

x * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

x * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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