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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

March 12, 1995|By Roll Call Report Syndicate

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: LEGAL COSTS

By a 232-193 vote, the House passed a bill (HR 988) requiring one side in a civil suit to pay the other's legal costs under certain circumstances. The bill applies to claims of at least $50,000 that end up in federal court because the litigants are from different states.

F: A yes vote was to pass the Contract With America bill.

Y N X Member

* N * 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

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

HOUSE: LAWYERS' FEES

The House rejected, 71 for and 347 against, an amendment to HR 988 (above) to restrict lawyers' contingency fees.

A yes vote was to limit contingency fees.

N X Member

* N * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: SHAREHOLDER SUITS

Voting 325-99, the House passed a bill (HR 1058) to curb the growth of class-action suits in which shareholders blame poor returns on fraud by management or stockbrokers. In part, the bill sets a tougher standard for proving fraud and makes it possible for plaintiffs who lose to pay the defendant's legal fees.

F: A yes vote was to pass the Contract With America bill.

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

HOUSE: PRODUCT LIABILITY

Voting 265-161, the House passed a bill (HR 956) to cap damage awards in American courts and federalize many key areas of state product liability laws. Punitive damages would be limited in state and federal courts to $250,000 or three times the amount of actual damages, whichever is higher. Medical malpractice awards are among those to be capped.

F: A yes vote was to pass the Contract With America bill.

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

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

SENATE: STRIKER REPLACEMENT

By a vote of 42 for and 57 against, the Senate let stand a new executive order by President Clinton that bans federal contracts with companies that permanently replace striking workers.

?3 A yes vote supported President Clinton's order.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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