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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

September 17, 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: LOCKBOX

Voting 364-59, the House passed a bill (HR 1162) to ensure that savings from spending cuts voted on the House and Senate floors are used to lower the deficit rather than buttress other programs.

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

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: MORE CHILDREN

By a 66-34 vote, the Senate stripped a pending welfare overhaul bill (HR 4) of language prohibiting additional cash benefits when welfare mothers have more children. The bill remained in debate. This vote removed a "family cap" that sought to use the denial of benefits as an incentive to reduce illegitimacy.

A yes vote was to allow welfare benefits to increase when more children are born.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: UNWED MOTHERS

The Senate rejected, 24 for and 76 against, an amendment to HR 4 (above) denying welfare checks to unwed teen-age mothers. This preserved language enabling states to continue to provide assistance to these teens while taking other measures to address the problem of children having children.

A yes vote was to cut off welfare checks to teens who have children out of wedlock.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: CHILD CARE

By a 50-48 vote, the Senate tabled (killed) a proposed block grant to provide child care for welfare mothers within HR 4 (above). A yes vote opposed guaranteed federal funding of $11 billion for state child care efforts.

Y N X Member

N * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

N * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: FOOD STAMPS

The Senate rejected, 36 for and 64 against, an amendment to convert food stamps from a federal entitlement run by Washington to a state-based discretionary spending program.

A yes vote was to convert food stamps to a state-run discretionary spending program.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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