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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

August 21, 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: HIGH-SPEED RAIL

By a vote of 281 for and 103 against, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 4867) authorizing $184 million over three years for planning high-speed rail in a several parts of the country. The six top priority corridors, identified by the Department of Transportation, are San Diego to Sacramento in California; Miami to Tampa via Orlando in Florida; Washington, D.C. to Charlotte, N.C.; Eugene, Ore. to Vancouver, B.C., Canada; New York City to Buffalo, and Detroit to St. Louis through Chicago with a spur to Milwaukee.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * 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: PRESIDIO PARK

The House passed, 245 for and 168 against, a bill (HR 3433) to establish the Presidio in San Francisco as a national park when the 218-year-old facility is closed as a military base. Much of the 1,480-acre property would be administered by the National Park Service, and the Army would continue to occupy some of its former space. The remainder, including many buildings and enterprises, would be managed by a public-private Presidio Trust set up within the Interior Department.

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

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

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

HOUSE: TO CUT PRESIDIO

By a vote of 171 for and 244 against, the House rejected an amendment to HR 3433 (above) to cut spending on the Presidio park and require nonfederal governments to share evenly certain costs with U.S. taxpayers. The amendment sought to cap annual National Park Service authorizations at $25 million, saving at least $15 million, and to require San Francisco and California to share the cost of certain visitor attractions expected to pump millions into their economies.

A yes vote supported the amendment.

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: EMERGENCY SPENDING

The House voted 322 for and 99 against to prevent the addition of routine spending items to emergency appropriations bills. The overall bill (HR 4906) was passed with this budget change in it.

A yes vote was 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

* N * 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

SENATE: HEALTH CARE

By a vote of 55 for and 42 against, the Senate amended a health care bill (S 2351) sponsored by Majority Leader George Mitchell, D-Maine. The amendment set a faster timetable for triggering the bill's standard benefits package for pregnant women and well children and infants. For example, it required private insurers to offer prenatal and preventive child care coverage by next July. The bill remained in debate.

A yes vote was to accelerate standard benefits for pregnant women and well children and infants.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: RURAL CARE

By a vote of 94 for and four against, the Senate adopted a package of amendments to improve the delivery of medical services to rural America. The vote occurred during debate on S 2351 (above). In part, the measure bolstered government programs such as the National Health Service Corps that encourage medical professionals to work in isolated areas. It also set up demonstration projects for developing rural managed care programs.

A yes vote supported the rural health care package.

Y N X Member

* * X Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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