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

Votes in Congress

November 12, 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: Oil royalties

Voting 160 for and 261 against, the House declined to require energy companies to pay royalties to the Treasury on certain Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases that entail risky deep-water drilling. A yes vote opposed the royalty waivers.

Y N X Member

* N * Ehrlich, Robert L., R-2nd

* N * 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

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

House: Spending issue

By 230 votes for and 197 against, the House passed a "continuing resolution" (HJ Res 115) to keep the government funded until its regular fiscal 1996 spending bills are enacted.

A yes vote was to pass the stopgap funding bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert L., 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

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

House: Debt increase

Voting 227 for and 194 against, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 2586) increasing the national debt ceiling to $4.97 trillion from $4.9 trillion until Dec. 12. A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert L., 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

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

Senate: Abortion

By 90 votes for and 7 against, the Senate delayed a House-passed bill (HR 1833) outlawing a late-term abortion procedure that is characterized by one side as humane for the mother and by the other as heinous for the fetus.

A yes vote was to delay the anti-abortion bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Senate: Debt ceiling

By 49 votes for and 47 against, the Senate passed legislation (HR 2586) raising the Treasury borrowing limit to $4.97 trillion that was virtually identical to a House-passed debt ceiling measure (above).

A yes vote was to pass the Republican debt ceiling bill.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Senate: Medicare

Senators voted 52 for and 44 against to raise monthly Part B Medicare premiums to $53.50 from $46.10 as part of stopgap legislation to keep the government funded until regular appropriations bills are enacted.

A yes vote was to increase Medicare premiums as part of GOP plans to balance the budget by 2002.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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