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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

April 17, 1994|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: DEATH PENALTY

By a vote of 111 for and 314 against, the House declined to remove capital punishment from a crime bill (HR 4092) under debate. The amendment proposed mandatory life imprisonment as the bill's ultimate penalty. The vote retained language applying the death penalty to more than 60 federal crimes.

A yes vote was to remove the death penalty from HR 4092.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: REPAYING STUDENT LOANS

By a vote of 282 for and 136 against, the House passed a bill giving Native American and predominantly black colleges more time to bring their student loan default rates down to levels deemed acceptable by Congress. The bill (S 2004) was sent to the White House.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: TO REJECT CUT

By a vote of 202 for and 216 against, the House declined to support $26 billion in cuts in discretionary spending in the next five years. The Senate recently put the cuts in the congressional budget resolution for fiscal 1995 and later years. At issue on this vote was whether to accept the Senate cuts in a future House-Senate conference on the budget measure (H Con Res 218).

A yes vote was to cut federal spending by an additional $26 billion over five years.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

SENATE: CALIFORNIA DESERT

By a vote of 69 for and 29 against, the Senate sent the House a bill to set aside much of the California desert from commercial and recreational use. The bill authorizes $125 million over five years to implement the legislation. It gives federal protection to 6.4 million desert acres in southern California, establishing a 1.3 million-acre Death Valley National Park and a 1.2 million-acre Mojave National Park, and safeguarding 3.7 million wilderness acres.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: EAST MOJAVE DESERT

The Senate defeated, 35 for and 62 against, an amendment to the California desert bill (above) keeping 1.2 million acres of California's East Mojave Desert under Bureau of Land Management jurisdiction.

HTC A yes vote supported Bureau of Land Management rather than National Park Service control of the East Mojave Desert.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: PAYMENTS TO COUNTIES

By a vote of 78 for and 20 against, the Senate passed a bill (S 455) to more than double U.S. Treasury reimbursement of counties for tax revenue they lose from the presence of tax-exempt federal land.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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