Votes in Congress Here is how members of Maryland's...

Votes in Congress

October 01, 1995|By Roll Call Report Syndicate

Votes in Congress 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: Labor issue

Voting 221-202, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 743) giving companies leeway under federal labor law to operate employer-employee groups for addressing workplace issues and increasing productivity.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

House: Secret-ballot elections

By 195 votes for and 228 against, the House rejected an amendment requiring secret-ballot elections to pick employee representatives who sit with management on workplace teams authorized by HR 743 (above) within the framework of the National Labor Relations Act.

@4 A yes vote supported the labor-backed amendment.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

N * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

House: Three judges

By 266 votes for and 159 against, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 1170) making it more difficult for the federal judiciary to block a referendum approved by the voters of a state. The bill requires appeals on constitutional grounds to be heard by three U.S. judges instead of one, to prevent "judge shopping" to find a sympathetic jurist.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member Y N X Member

* * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

Senate: Spending bill

By 55-45, the Senate sent to conference with the House a bill (HR 2099) appropriating $80.9 billion in fiscal 1996 for a variety of departments and agencies. The bill cuts the Environmental Protection Agency budget by 22 percent, the Department of Housing and Urban Development by 19 percent and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration by four percent.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Senate: National service

By 47 votes for and 52 against, the Senate rejected a bid to keep alive the 2-year-old National Service program known as AmeriCorps. Both houses have voted to kill the high-priority administration program.

0 A yes vote was to continue National Service.

N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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