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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

June 18, 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: DEFENSE BUDGET

Voting 300-126, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 1530) authorizing $267.3 billion in military spending for fiscal 1996, an increase of $5 billion over the 1995 defense authorization bill. This is the first Pentagon budget produced by the House's new GOP majority.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

X * * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

HOUSE: ABORTION

By 196 for and 230 against, the House rejected an amendment concerning abortion in the armed services. The amendment to HR 1530 (above) sought to continue a policy that permits women in the military and their dependents to receive privately financed abortions at base hospitals abroad.

A yes vote was to continue the current abortion policy at military hospitals abroad.

Y N X Member

X * * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

X * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

SENATE: COMMUNICATIONS

Voting 81-18, the Senate sent the House a bill (S 652) to deregulate telecommunications, enabling telephone companies, cable operators, broadcasters and others to compete directly against one another. The bill strips the Federal Communications Commission, the Justice Department and the courts of much of their regulatory authority, leaving it up to Congress and the marketplace to shape the future of the industry.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: BABY BELLS

By a 57-43 vote, the Senate tabled (killed) an amendment to retain the Justice Department and federal judiciary as possible barriers to the entry of regional Bell telephone companies into the nationwide long-distance market.

A yes vote was to lift most regulation of the Baby Bells by the Justice Department and a federal judge.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: PORNOGRAPHY

The Senate adopted, by an 84-16 vote, an amendment to S 652 (above) levying criminal penalties including up to two years in prison on those convicted of knowingly distributing pornography and other sexually explicit material on computerized information networks such as the Internet.

A yes vote was to adopt the amendment.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: VIOLENCE ON TV

By 26 votes for and 73 against, the Senate refused to table (kill) an amendment concerning television violence. This preserved language in S 652 (above) requiring television sets to contain a chip by which parents can block certain programs.

A yes vote was to kill the amendment putting new anti-violence requirements on the television industry.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: STATION OWNERSHIP

By 47 votes for and 52 against, the Senate refused to keep federal controls that limit a single broadcaster to ownership of 12 television stations reaching no more than 25 percent of the national audience.

A yes vote was to keep existing limits on TV station ownership.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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