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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

January 08, 1995|By Roll Call Report Syndicate

Here is how members of Maryland's delegation on Capitol Hill were recorded on a sampling of important roll-call votes last week:

Y: YES N: NO X: NOT VOTING

HOUSE: TERM LIMITS

By a vote of 355-74, the House adopted a rule to limit speakers to four consecutive terms of service (eight years) and committee and subcommittee chairpersons to three straight terms (six years). The count begins immediately.

A yes vote supported term limits for the House speaker and committee leaders.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, 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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: ABSENTEE VOTING

The House voted 418-13, to end proxy voting in committees and subcommittees, a longtime practice that has enabled members to have their vote on legislation counted when they are absent.

A yes vote was to prohibit absentee voting in the House committee system.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, 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: BUDGET CHANGE

By a 421-6 vote, the House changed its methods of calculating spending increases, so that year to year comparisons will be figured in much the way that households and businesses measure annual increases. This basic approach will replace "baseline" budgeting.

9- A yes vote was to end baseline budgeting.

N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, 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: APPLYING LAWS TO CONGRESS

By a vote of 429 for and none against, the House passed a bill (HR 1) fully subjecting Congress to 10 workplace laws that affect the rest of the country. The measure ends Congress's full or partial exemption from those laws.

1% A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, 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: TO AUDIT THE HOUSE

Members voted 430 to 1 to approve a detailed audit of House operations, believed to be the first comprehensive examination of House finances and operations since World War II or before. The vote occurred during debate on H Res 6 setting rules for the 104th Congress.

/# A yes vote supported the audit.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, 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

SENATE: FILIBUSTER RULES

By a 76-19 vote, the Senate tabled (killed) a rules change to weaken the filibuster as a tool of the minority to block legislation.

9- A yes vote opposed weakening filibusters.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: GIFT BAN

By a vote of 52 for and 39 against, the Senate tabled (killed) an attempt to add legislation concerning gifts to a extending

coverage of 10 major workplace laws to Congress (S 2).

A yes vote opposed attaching a gift ban to a bill extending workplace laws to Congress.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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