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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

January 29, 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 Senate did not vote.

Y: YES N: NO X: NOT VOTING

HOUSE: STENHOLM BUDGET PLAN

The House voted 293-139, to amend the Constitution to produce a balanced budget by 2002. This was the pivotal vote during daylong debate on proposed constitutional remedies for the nation's $4.7 trillion debt.

A yes vote was to approve the Stenholm-Schaefer measure.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

Y * * 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

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

HOUSE: THE BARTON PLAN

The House did not approve a balanced budget constitutional amendment by Joe Barton, R-Texas. The 253-173 tally fell short of the two-thirds majority required for passage. The Barton plan resembled Stenholm-Schaefer (above) except that it required 60 percent supermajorities in the House and Senate to raise taxes.

A yes vote was to allow tax increases only by three-fifths majority votes.

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

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: THE GEPHARDT PLAN

By a vote of 135 for and 296 against, the House rejected a constitutional amendment proposed by Democratic leader Richard Gephardt of Missouri. It exempted Social Security from balanced budget calculations and required only simple majority votes to approve deficit spending.

A yes vote supported the Gephardt plan.

Y N X Member

* N * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: THE CONYERS PLAN

The House voted 112 for and 317 against to reject a constitutional amendment by John Conyers, D-Mich. He sought "truth-in-budgeting" language requiring Congress to put into law details of how it would make the $1.3 trillion in cuts needed to balance the budget by 2002.

A yes vote was to require a blueprint of spending cuts along with the balanced budget amendment.

Y N X Member

* N * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: THE OWENS PLAN

By a vote of 64 for and 363 against, the House rejected a balanced budget amendment by Major Owens, D-N.Y., that authorized deficit spending when unemployment tops four percent, to allow government pump priming.

A yes vote was to permit deficits when unemployment tops four percent.

Y N X Member

* N * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: THE WISE PLAN

By a vote of 138 for and 291 against, the House rejected a constitutional amendment by Bob Wise, D-W.Va. Its key feature was to exempt capital improvements from the balanced budget requirement, permitting long-term borrowing for infrastructure such as highway construction.

A yes vote was to allow borrowing for long-term capital improvements.

Y N X Member

* N * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

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