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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

January 22, 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:

Y: YES N: NO X: NOT VOTING

HOUSE: DEBATE ISSUE

By a 217-178 vote, the House removed certain words critical of Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., from the official record of floor debate. The vote was strictly along party lines.

A yes vote was to strike certain spoken words from the record of House debates.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: CONGRESSIONAL COMPLIANCE

By a 390-0 vote, with 45 members absent, the House sent President Clinton a bill (S 2) to end Congress's full or partial exemption from 11 workplace and employment laws it has enacted since the New Deal for the rest of the country.

No member spoke against the bill.

A yes vote was to send the Congressional Compliance Act to the White House.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

SENATE: HISTORY STANDARDS

By a 99-1 vote, the Senate repudiated a teaching guide for U.S. and world history that was developed under the Goals 2000 Educate America Act for upgrading U.S. education. The proposed curriculum standards were produced, with federal funding, by UCLA's National Center for History in the Schools. With this nonbinding vote during debate on S 1, the Senate judged them inappropriate for use in American education. Critics say the standards emphasize anti-Western themes while playing down founding fathers like George Washington, ignoring figures such as Robert E. Lee and Daniel Webster and giving short shrift to the Constitution and the Federalist papers.

No senator spoke in support of the history standards.

A yes vote was to repudiate the proposed history standards.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: FILIBUSTER

By a vote of 54-44, the Senate fell short of the three-fifths majority required to end a Democratic filibuster against "unfunded mandates" legislation (S 1). The bill would limit the power of Congress to impose costly requirements on state and local governments.

A yes vote was to end the filibuster.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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