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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

October 09, 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: HAITI

By a vote of 258-167, the House called upon President Clinton to withdraw U.S. forces from Haiti "as soon as possible" but set no deadline. Backed mainly by Democrats, the measure (HJ Res 416) criticized the president for not seeking Congressional approval before sending in troops but praised his lifting of economic sanctions against Haiti.

4( A yes vote supported the resolution.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: GOP DEADLINE

The House rejected, 205 for and 225 against, a Republican deadline for bringing U.S. troops home from Haiti. The measure (HJ Res 416) urged President Clinton to complete the withdrawal during the first two months of 1995 so that United Nations forces can take over the mission.

A yes vote supported the Republican call for a troop withdrawal deadline.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

* * X Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: ENTITLEMENTS

By a vote of 83 for and 339 against, the House refused to bring an entitlements measure to the floor. This killed a non-binding resolution (H Res 563) that sought to focus attention on the mandatory spending that accounts for about half of federal outlays.

9- A yes vote was to advance the resolution.

N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: HAITI

By a vote of 91-8, the Senate approved a measure (SJ Res 229) setting no deadline for the recall of American troops from Haiti but urging their "prompt and orderly" withdrawal. The resolution also criticized President Clinton for not seeking prior Congressional approval of the military mission, and praised his lifting of trade sanctions against Haiti.

4( A yes vote supported the resolution.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: GIFT AND LOBBYING BILL

By a vote of 52-46, the Senate failed to get the supermajority needed to end a filibuster against a Congressional reform measure (S 349). This apparently killed the House-passed legislation. The bill sought to increase regulation of lobbyists for the first time in a half-century and, separately, prohibit most of the free meals, vacations and other financial benefits that special interests confer on members and staff.

:. A yes vote was to advance the legislation.

N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: EDUCATION BILL

By a vote of 77-20, the Senate sent President Clinton a bill (HR 6) extending the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Act through FY '99 at a budget of $12.7 billion the first year and $60 billion over five years. More than half of the aid is targeted at the nation's least advantaged school districts.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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