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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

October 02, 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: INTERSTATE WASTE

By a vote of 368-55, the House passed a bill (HR 4779) giving states and localities more power under interstate commerce law to resist municipal wastes from other states. In part, private landfills and incinerators would need local government approval to accept out-of-state shipments, and states could limit the volume of wastes they accept.

0$ 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: HERITAGE AREAS

The House defeated a bill (HR 5044) to create an Interior Department program that would establish "American heritage" areas throughout the country, at a cost of about $23 million annually. The 273-150 tally fell short of the two-thirds majority required for passage under a short-cut parliamentary procedure. Heritage areas are areas of historic or cultural significance that do not qualify for inclusion in the National Park Service.

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: LOWELL PARK

By a vote of 165 for and 215 against, the House rejected an amendment to halve a proposed $10.3 million, five-year budget for continuing development of the Lowell National Historical Park. The underlying bill (HR 4448) then was passed. Since 1978, the Interior Department has spent about $54 million to restore the Massachusetts city's 19th Century industrial character.

A yes vote was to halve spending on the Lowell, Mass. national park.

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

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

SENATE: INTERIOR DEPARTMENT BUDGET

By a vote of 92-7, the Senate sent President Clinton the FY '95 budget (HR 4602) for the Department of the Interior and related agencies. The $13.6 billion measure is about 1 percent higher than the comparable FY '94 appropriations bill. It includes $1.4 billion for the National Park Service, down slightly from 1994; and authorizes $168 million for the National Endowment for the Arts, down slightly from 1994.

5) No one spoke against the legislation.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

By a vote of 83-16, the Senate approved the conference report on a $250.6 billion, FY '95 appropriations bill for the departments of Labor, Education and Health and Human Services. The amount is down $8 billion or 3 percent from the comparable 1994 bill. In part, it provides $13.3 billion for the Labor Department (down 11%), $27.4 billion for the Education Department (up 3%) and $208.9 billion for Health and Human Services (down nearly 4%.).

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: FILIBUSTER

By a vote of 57-43, the Senate fell short of the three-fifths majority needed to end a Republican filibuster against the conference report on campaign finance reform legislation (S 3).

A yes vote was to move to a final vote on the campaign finance

reform bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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