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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

January 15, 1995|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. The House did not vote:

Y: YES N: NO X: NOT VOTING

SENATE: APPLYING LAWS TO CONGRESS

The Senate passed, 98-1, a bill (S 2) that ends Congress' exemption from workplace laws it has enacted for the private sector.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: LAWMAKERS' PAY

The Senate killed, 61-38, a proposal to include House members' and senators' pay in across-the-board cuts affecting other spending programs. This kept intact the protection of lawmakers' salaries against governmentwide cuts that can be triggered when spending exceeds legal limits.

A yes vote was to protect lawmakers' salaries against any across-the-board cuts mandated by the Budget Act.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: FREQUENT-FLIER MILES

By a vote of 55-44, the Senate supported the House policy of permitting its members to make personal use of any frequent-flier bonus miles they receive as a result of taxpayer-funded travel. By contrast, the Senate and executive branch prohibit the conversion of bonus miles to personal advantage.

A yes vote was to leave untouched a House policy permitting personal use of frequent-flier bonus miles.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: PERSONAL SPENDING

By a 64-35 vote, the Senate tabled (killed) an amendment to S 2 (above) concerning the conversion of Congressional campaign contributions to personal benefit. The Federal Election Commission allows campaign funds to be spent for a variety of seemingly personal items, from auto leasing to food and entertainment. This amendment sought to impose a strict definition of personal vs. official expenditures and make it illegal HTC for a candidate to spend campaign receipts improperly.

A yes vote was to kill the amendment.

N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: LOBBYISTS

By a vote of 74-17, the Senate tabled (killed) an attempt to limit contact between members of Congress and lobbyists from whom they receive campaign money.

5) A yes vote was to kill the amendment.

N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: LABOR ISSUE

By a vote of 56-23, the Senate (tabled) killed a measure concerning a labor dispute between the United Rubber Workers and Bridgestone-Firestone.

4( A yes vote was to table the measure.

N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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