A vote by Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes on an amendment to exempt...

VOTES IN CONGRESS

May 22, 1994|By Roll Call Report Syndicate

A vote by Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes on an amendment to exempt water treatment plant construction from the Davis-Bacon Act was reported incorrectly in Sunday's Votes in Congress box. Mr. Sarbanes voted against the amendment.

In addition, a vote by Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin on an amendment requiring European allies to pick up most of the nonpersonnel costs of the U.S. troops stationed in Europe also was reported incorrectly. Mr. Cardin did not vote on the amendment.

The Sun regrets the errors.

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: BLACK LUNG By a vote of 252 for and 166 against, the House passed a bill (HR 2108) expanding the benefits program for victims of black lung disease. It raises outlays for disability payments and other costs by an estimated $195 million over five years.

FOR THE RECORD - CORRECTION

4 A yes vote was to expand the black lung program.

Y N X Member

Y * * 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

HOUSE: TRUST FUND DEFICIT

By a vote of 189 for and 234 against, the House declined to delay expanded black lung benefits until the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund deficit is greatly reduced. The amendment seeking delay was offered to HR 2108 (above).

A yes vote was to restrain black lung benefits until the trust fund that pays them shows a much lower debt.

N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: SHARING DEFENSE COSTS

The House adopted, 268 for and 144 against, an amendment requiring European allies such as Germany to pick up most of the nonpersonnel costs of the 100,000-plus U.S. troops stationed in Europe. Under the amendment, GIs would be withdrawn from European nations failing to meet cost-sharing targets set by Congress.

@4 A yes vote supported the cost-sharing amendment.

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: CLEAR-CUTTING

The House rejected, 142 for and 283 against, an amendment to prevent clear-cutting on as many as 4 million federal acres released to the National Forest Service by a Montana wilderness bill (HR 2473). As later sent to conference with the Senate, the bill, in part, protects 1.7 pristine Montana acres as wilderness and releases millions of additional federal acres for National Forest Service harvesting.

A yes vote was to outlaw clear-cutting on 4 million acres of national forest in Montana.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: DRINKING WATER

The Senate rejected, 28 for and 67 against, an amendment giving states flexibility to obey or disregard federal law and regulations on drinking water.

A yes vote was to give states final authority over the safety of their drinking water.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: WAGE ISSUE

By a vote of 39 for and 60 against, the Senate rejected an amendment to S 2019 (above) exempting water treatment plant construction from the Davis-Bacon Act. That law requires contractors to pay prevailing wages as determined by the Department of Labor.

A yes vote was to exempt federally funded water treatment construction from the Davis-Bacon Act.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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