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

Votes in Congress

November 26, 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: Bosnia

The House voted, 243-171, to keep American forces out of Bosnia unless Congress funds the mission in advance. Although the bill (HR 2606) would virtually block President Clinton's possible deployment of up to 25,000 U.S. troops to enforce a Balkans peace agreement, it likely will die in the Senate for lack of support. But it signaled a hardening of opposition.

A yes vote was to make it more difficult for President Clinton to send forces to Bosnia.

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

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

House: Budget breakthrough

By a vote of 421-4, the House sent President Clinton stopgap legislation (HJ Res 122) to keep the government fully in operation until at least Dec. 15. This pact between GOP leaders and the president, passed earlier by the Senate on a nonrecord vote, ended a six-day government shutdown. It committed both sides to later enactment of a long-term "reconciliation" bill that balances the budget by 2002 while providing "adequate funding" of a wide range of programs.

A yes vote was to send the "continuing resolution" to the White House.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

* * X 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: Mining claims

By a vote of 230-199, the House sent back to committee, and thus defeated, the fiscal 1996 appropriations bill (HR 1977) for the Interior Department and related agencies. The $12.1 billion measure is about $1.4 billion below the comparable 1995 bill. Most Democrats and many Republicans opposed it on grounds it did not go far enough to end the low-cost sale of western mineral resources.

A yes vote was to kill the Interior Department appropriations bill.

Y N X Member

* N * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

Y * * 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

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

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

House: Defense bill

Voting 270-158, the House approved the conference report on a $244 billion fiscal 1996 defense appropriations bill (HR 2126) that is about $7 billion above President Clinton's budget request. The increase was mainly the result of GOP add-ons for the B-2 bomber and other weapons systems. In part, the bill increases outlays for space and land-based missile defenses, slightly cuts the number of active duty and reserve personnel and grants a 2.4 percent military pay raise.

A yes vote was to approve the conference report.

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

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

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

Senate: Defense budget

By a vote of 59-39, the Senate sent the White House a $244 billion fiscal 1996 defense appropriations bill (HR 2126) that added nearly $7 billion to President Clinton's budget request for Pentagon operations (see House issue above).

A yes vote was to approve the defense appropriations conference report.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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