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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

June 11, 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: FOREIGN AFFAIRS

By a 222-192 vote, the House passed a bill (HR 1561) to put a Republican stamp on U.S. foreign affairs agencies and policies. The bill trims foreign aid by $1 billion to about $13.3 billion in fiscal 1996, with developing countries in Africa cut the most. Israel and Egypt get the largest amounts, $3.1 billion and $2.1 billion, respectively, followed by Turkey, Russia, Greece, Ukraine, Haiti and South Africa.

A yes vote was to pass the 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

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

HOUSE: BOSNIA

The House voted 318-99 against arming Bosnian Muslims in their war with Bosnian Serbs and others. The amendment to HR 1561 (above) requires the United States to disregard the United Nations embargo on sending arms into the war in the former Yugoslavia.

A yes vote was to require U.S. arms shipments to Bosnia.

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

HOUSE: WAR POWERS

The House refused, 201 for and 217 against, to repeal the 1973 War Powers Act, which requires a president to withdraw U.S. troops from combat within 60 days unless Congress endorses the military action. Congress has not yet used the post-Vietnam law.

A yes vote was to repeal the War Powers Act.

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

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

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

HOUSE: CUTTING AID

By 182 votes for and 236 against, the House declined to inflict deeper cuts in the fiscal 1996 administrative budget for the Agency for International Development, the main distributor of U.S. funds around the globe.

A yes vote supported an additional $66 million cut in AID expenses.

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

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

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

SENATE: TERRORISM

By a 91-8 vote, the Senate sent the House a $2 billion bill (S 735) broadening federal powers to prevent and prosecute terrorist acts such as the Oklahoma City and World Trade Center bombings. The bill adds 1,000 federal law enforcement personnel, makes it easier for the government to wiretap suspected terrorists and examine their personal financial and travel records, and requires the tagging of explosives from gunpowder to fertilizer with tracing elements.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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