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

Votes in Congress

January 28, 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

Voting 371 for and 42 against, the House sent the Senate a temporary funding measure (HR 2880) to keep the government in operation until March 15 and thus prevent a partial shutdown at midnight Friday.

A yes vote was to approve the temporary budget 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

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

House: Education

The House rejected, 193 for and 222 against, a bid by Democrats to restore about $3 billion for education programs to a stopgap budget bill (HR 2880, above) that cut spending for the Department of Education and several other Cabinet departments.

A yes vote was to add $3.1 billion for education to the temporary budget 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

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

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

House: Defense Bill

By a vote of 287 for and 129 against, the House sent the Senate the conference report on a bill (S 1124) authorizing $264.7 billion for the Department of Defense in the current fiscal year. The amount tops President Clinton's budget request by $7 billion. Among disputed items, it retains presidential authority to put U.S. troops under United Nations command and requires the discharge of military personnel carrying the AIDS virus. But it removes a committee-approved mandate that an expanded air- and land-based anti-missile system be deployed by 2003.

A yes vote was to approve the conference report.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

* N * 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

House: Billy Graham

Voting 403 for and 2 against, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 2657) commissioning a Congressional Gold Medal for the Rev. Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth, for their "enduring contributions toward faith, morality and charity." The first such medal was presented to George Washington by the Continental Congress; other recipients have included Thomas Edison and Winston Churchill.

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

Senate: Budget

By a vote of 82 for and 8 against, the Senate sent the White House a bill (HR 2880) to temporarily fund government operations that do not yet have a regular 1996 budget as a result of the fiscal standoff between President Clinton and the Republican-controlled Congress.

A yes vote was to pass the spending bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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