Both houses are now in recess until later this...

Votes in Congress

February 11, 1996|By Roll Call Report Syndicate

Both houses are now in recess until later this month.

Senate: Farm bill

By a vote of 64 for and 32 against, the Senate passed a bill (S 1541) extending federal farm laws for seven years while converting key subsidy programs to a market-based system.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Senate: Filibuster

The Senate failed to end a Democratic filibuster against a bill extending farm programs for seven years (S 1541). Any one of five absent Republicans, including presidential candidate Phil Gramm of Texas, could have ended the filibuster. The vote drew national attention because some of Mr. Gramm's Republican rivals in Iowa's presidential contest contended his absence showed a lack of commitment to farmers.

OC A yes vote was to move the farm bill closer to Senate approval.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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