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

Votes in Congress

January 07, 1996|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: Budget Impasse

By a vote of 206 for and 167 against, the House killed a Democratic bid (H Res 328) for a vote on fully reopening the federal government. This procedural vote kept the House from voting directly on a Senate-passed bill (HR 1643) to end the partial shutdown that began Dec. 16.

A yes vote was to block a Senate-passed bill to fully open the federal government.

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

* * X Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

House: Federal Shutdown

By a vote of 401 for and 17 against, the House passed a bill (HR 1643) to end the partial government shutdown that began Dec. 16. The Senate then sent the measure to President Clinton without a record vote. The bill recalls furloughed federal workers and ensures full pay for all civil servants, including retroactive wages, through Jan. 26. A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

Y * * 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

House: Veto Issue

The House failed to override President Clinton's veto of a bill (HR 2076) appropriating $27.3 billion for the departments of State, Justice and Commerce in fiscal 1996. The tally of 240-159 fell short of the two-thirds majority required to defeat the veto. Mr. Clinton rejected the bill, he said, because it abolished direct federal funding of a program adding police at the local level and underfunded certain foreign affairs functions and Commerce Department technology programs.

A yes vote was to enact the appropriations bill.

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

* * X Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

House: Defense Spending

By a vote of 240 for and 156 against, the House fell short of the two-thirds majority it needed to override President Clinton's veto of a bill (HR 1530) authorizing $264.7 billion for the Pentagon in fiscal 1996. In part, Mr. Clinton objected that the bill exceeds his military budget request by $7.1 billion and requires construction by 2003 of ground- and space-based defenses against incoming missiles that would undercut the 1972 anti-ballistic missile (ABM) treaty with the former Soviet Union. A yes vote was to enact the defense authorization bill.

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

* * X Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

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