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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

October 17, 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: ARTS FUNDING

By a vote of 103 for and 326 against, the House refused to abolish the National Endowment for the Arts. The House then passed a bill (HR 2351) authorizing $174.5 million in fiscal 1994 for the agency.

A yes vote was to abolish the National Endowment for the Arts.

Y N X Member

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

Y * * 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: EDUCATION BILL

By a vote of 307 for and 118 against, the House passed a bill (HR 1804) to spend $425 million in fiscal 1994 grants to states for improving public elementary and secondary education. The bill sets national goals to be reached by 2000 in areas such as curriculum content, teacher competence and student achievement. States and localities choosing to receive the federal money would use it to begin restructuring their systems.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: SCHOOL CHOICE

By a vote of 130 for and 300 against, the House rejected an amendment enabling communities to allocate some of their money from HR 1804 (above) to private and parochial education. The "school choice" amendment sought to make the generally better learning environment of nonpublic schools affordable to parents wishing to transfer their children out of the public system.

A yes vote supported diverting a portion of federal education money to private and parochial education.

Y N X Member

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

Y * * 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: JOBLESS BENEFITS

By a vote of 239 for and 150 against, the House agreed to the rule for debating a bill (HR 3167) providing an additional four months in which the long-term unemployed can apply for more weeks of unemployment checks, after their initial 26-week allotment expires. This extends until Feb. 2 an emergency program that was supposed to expire on Oct. 1. The legislation will benefit an estimated 750,000 workers, giving them seven or 13 weeks of additional checks, depending on the unemployment level in their state.

A yes vote was to debate the bill providing additional unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless.

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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: SOMALIA

By a vote of 76 for and 23 against, the Senate set a March 31 deadline for removing U.S. forces from Somalia, providing that any missing troops are accounted for and prisoners returned. The amendment to the fiscal 1994 defense appropriations bill (HR 3116) puts the Senate in basic agreement with President Clinton's timetable for withdrawal. House members now take up the issue.

A yes vote was to pull American forces from Somalia by March 31.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: QUICKER TROOP PULLOUT

By a vote of 61 for and 38 against, the Senate tabled (killed) an amendment requiring the soonest possible removal of American forces from Somalia, after any U.S. troops held captive have been freed and missing-in-action accounted for. Backed mainly by Republicans, the measure repudiated the more distant March 31 deadline set by President Clinton and later endorsed by a Senate majority.

A yes vote was to kill the amendment urging quicker withdrawal from Somalia.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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