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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

March 26, 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: WELFARE REFORM

By a 234-199 vote, the House passed a bill (HR 4) to dismantle federal welfare by sending six decades worth of public assistance programs to the states along with block grants to help cover their costs. Aid for Families With Dependent Children (AFDC), school lunches, food stamps and nutrition aid for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) are among more than 40 major programs to be transferred.

In part, the bill allows states to cut off welfare to adults not engaged in work, school or job training; limits any adult to five years on welfare; denies cash payments for illegitimate children born to mothers younger than 18, and requires adults receiving food stamps to work at least part-time. It cracks down on parents who are delinquent on child-support payments.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

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

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

HOUSE: DEMOCRATIC PLAN

4 Voting 205 for and 228 against, the House rejected a Democratic alternative to the GOP welfare bill (HR 4, above).

9- A yes vote supported the Democratic plan.

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

SENATE: LINE-ITEM VETO

By a 69-29 vote, the Senate passed a bill (S 4) empowering presidents to veto individual legislative items without killing the overall bill of which they are part. Presidents could nix spending, entitlement and narrowly-targeted tax measures they dislike, with their veto standing unless overridden by two-thirds majorities in Congress.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: DEMOCRATIC PLAN

By a 62-38 vote, the Senate tabled (killed) a Democratic alternative to the GOP's line-item veto bill (S 4, above).

;/ A yes vote was to kill the Democratic plan.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: JUDICIARY

By a vote of 85-15, the Senate tabled (killed) an amendment to exempt the judicial branch from the reach of the presidential line-item veto bill (S 4, above).

?3 A yes vote opposed a judicial branch exemption.

N X Member Y N X Member

* * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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