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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

July 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: HUNTING

The House voted 239-183, to allow continued hunting on 1.5 million acres of the East Mojave Desert. Backed by the National Rifle Association and opposed by the Humane Society, the amendment was attached to a bill (HR 518) putting several million acres of California desert off limits to commercial and recreational use.

A yes vote supported continued hunting in the East Mojave Desert.

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

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

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

HOUSE: SPENDING ISSUE

By a vote of 298-121, the House strengthened the power of a president to kill individual tax breaks or line-item spending approved by Congress. This vote adopted a measure that was opposed by the Democratic leadership. Conservatives hailed it as an anti-deficit tool. But detractors called it a substitute for congressional discipline.

A yes vote supported the measure.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: D.C. BUDGET

By a vote of 213-210, the House sent the Senate a $3.68 billion District of Columbia budget for FY '95, about 20 percent of which is supplied by the U.S. Treasury. The bill (HR 4649) requires D.C. officials to make $150 million in spending cuts, in response to a General Accounting Office finding that the city's deficit is out of control.

A yes vote was to pass the D.C. appropriations 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

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

HOUSE: "DOMESTIC PARTNERS"

By a vote of 251-176, the House removed funding for the D.C. "domestic partners" law from the city's FY '95 budget (HR 4649; above).

A yes vote was to block D.C.'s domestic partners law.

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

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

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

SENATE: STRIKER REPLACEMENT

By a vote of 53-47, the Senate failed to achieve the super majority required to break a filibuster against a "striker replacement" bill (S 55). This apparently killed the legislation making it illegal for employers to permanently replace workers on strike for economic reasons.

A yes vote was to move toward passage of the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: AID TO CHINA

The Senate adopted, 60 for and 38 against, an amendment stripping the FY '95 foreign aid appropriations bill of $600,000 for training mainland Chinese in democracy and parliamentary procedure.

A yes vote was to remove money for promoting democracy in China from the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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