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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

July 31, 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:

YES N: NO X: NOT VOTING

HOUSE: CALIFORNIA DESERT

By a vote of 298-128, the House sent to conference with the Senate a bill (HR 518) to protect much of the vast desert in southeastern California from commercial and recreational use. The bill designates about 8-million acres within the 25-million acre desert as national park, national preserve or wilderness areas.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

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: NATIONAL PARK CONCESSIONS

By a vote of 386-30, the House sent to conference with the Senate a bill (S 208) to begin requiring competitive bidding for the hundreds of concessions, from hotels to canoe rentals, operating in the National Park Service's 132 units.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

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 A., R-8th

HOUSE: RADON GAS

By a vote of 193 for and 227 against, the House refused to remove homeowner disclosure language from a bill (HR 2448) to increase regulation of radioactive radon gas within dwellings. The vote retained the bill's requirements that people selling their property provide buyers with pamphlets on radon hazards and divulge results of any radon testing.

NB A yes vote was to soften the bill's impact on property owners.

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

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

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

SENATE: ELLIS ISLAND BRIDGE

By a vote of 43 for and 56 against, the Senate refused to kill a proposed bridge from New Jersey to Ellis Island in New York Harbor. This vote kept the project alive despite opposition from the House and the National Park Service.

A yes vote opposed a New Jersey-Ellis Island bridge.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

@SENATE: SCHOOL PRAYER

By a vote of 47 for and 53 against, the Senate rejected an amendment denying federal elementary and secondary education aid to school districts that prohibit "constitutionally protected" prayer by students. The underlying bill (S 1513) remained in debate.

A yes vote supported the amendment linking school aid to student prayer.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: BREYER NOMINATION

The Senate confirmed, 87 for and 9 against, federal appellate Judge Stephen M. Breyer of Boston as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

7+ A yes vote was to confirm Judge Breyer.

N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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