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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

June 12, 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. This report covers only House votes because by Friday at noon, the Senate had conducted no votes on issues:

Y: YES N: NO X: NOT VOTING

HOUSE: POST OFFICE PROBE

By a vote of 399-2, the House approved a measure (H Res 450) to publicly release the files of an internal investigation into alleged criminality at the House Post Office. The material, which includes the testimony of dozens of witnesses, was gathered by a House task force as a preliminary step toward a possible Ethics Committee probe into reports of misconduct such as drug sales and embezzlement at the post office.

A yes vote was to release post office probe files.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

Y * * Morella, Constance, R-8th

HOUSE: DEFENSE BUDGET

By a vote of 260-158, the House passed a FY '95 defense budget of $262.7 billion, up slightly over military spending in the current fiscal year. The bill (HR 4301) was sent to the Senate. The legislation provides $3.7 billion for building the Navy a CVN-76 nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and $2.7 billion for strengthening theater-based defenses against incoming missiles, among other major weapons purchases. It funds a 2.6 percent military pay raise for active duty and reserve personnel, reduces active duty strength by 86,000 slots to a 1.5 million troop level, and reduces reserve ceilings slightly to 987,000 positions.

A yes vote was pass the FY '95 defense authorization 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

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

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

HOUSE: BOSNIA

By a vote of 244-178, the House adopted an amendment to HR 4301 (above) authorizing President Clinton to send up to $200 million in arms to Bosnian Muslims.

A yes vote was to send American arms immediately to Bosnian Muslims.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: U.N. COMMAND

By a vote of 185 for and 237 against, the House rejected a motion to limit United Nations command of American forces, as was the case in Somalia, for example. The motion to HR 4301 (above) sought to require the president and Congress to agree case-by-case it is in the national interest to relinquish sovereign control of U.S. troops.

A yes vote was to limit a president's power to put GIs under U.N. command.

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

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

HOUSE: AIDS

The House adopted, 227-192, an amendment giving the military, not Congress, authority to determine whether to discharge those in uniform who test positive for AIDS or have some other serious but not yet debilitating illness.

A yes vote supported a more discretionary policy toward military personnel who have the AIDS virus.

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

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

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.