Last Sunday's column incorrectly listed votes from...

VOTES IN CONGRESS

March 05, 1995|By Roll Call Report Syndicate

Last Sunday's column incorrectly listed votes from Maryland's House delegation on a tax bill (HR 831) that passed by a 381-44 vote. It would enable the self-employed to deduct 25 percent of health insurance premiums from taxable income. A yes vote was to pass the bill. The correct delegation votes:

Y: YES N: NO X: NOT VOTING

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

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

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

Y: YES N: NO X: NOT VOTING

HOUSE: SMALL BUSINESS

By a 415-15 vote, the House passed a bill (HR 926) to ease the federal regulatory burden on small businesses, which generally are defined as those with fewer than 500 employees.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

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: BALANCED BUDGET

The Senate failed, 65-35, to achieve the two-thirds majority (67 votes) required to send a balanced-budget constitutional amendment (HJR 1) to the states for ratification.

A yes vote was to send the House-passed constitutional amendment to the states.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: JUDICIAL REVIEW

The Senate voted 92-8, to prohibit federal courts from enforcing the balanced budget constitutional amendment (HJR 1) and thus setting fiscal policy.

A yes vote was to ban judicial review of the balanced budget amendment.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: STIMULUS SPENDING

By a 61-39 vote, the Senate tabled (killed) an amendment making it easier within the balanced budget amendment (above) to use red ink to stimulate the economy. Congress by simple majority vote could run deficits in times of recession or depression.

A yes vote opposed making it easier to use deficit spending to pump the economy.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: SOCIAL SECURITY

By a 60-39 vote, the Senate tabled (killed) proposed constitutional language exempting Social Security from balanced budget arithmetic. This occurred during debate on HJR 1 (above).

A yes vote opposed constitutional language preventing the use of Social Security surpluses to lower the deficit.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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