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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

March 31, 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: Abortion

Voting 286 for and 129 against, the House sent President Clinton a bill (HR 1833) that makes it a crime for doctors to perform a late-term abortion procedure.

A yes vote was to pass the bill

Y N X Member

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

Y * * Bartlett, Roscoe G., R-6th

* N * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd

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

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

* N * Wynn, Albert R., D-4th

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

House: Debt and Veto

The House passed, 328 for and 91 against, a bill (HR 3136) that establishes a line-item veto for presidents beginning next year, raises the U.S. debt limit from $4.9 trillion to $5.5 trillion, provides small-business regulatory relief and gradually increases from $11,520 to $30,000 the amount Social Security recipients between 65 and 69 may earn without financial penalty.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

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

* N * Bartlett, Roscoe G., R-6th

Y * * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd

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

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

Y * * Wynn, Albert R., D-4th

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

House: Health Coverage

Voting 267 for and 151 against, the House passed a bill (HR 3103) allowing workers to maintain health insurance coverage when they lose or switch jobs. The bill prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage to persons with pre-existing medical conditions. In part, the Republican-written bill also limits pain and suffering awards in medical malpractice suits to $250,000, establishes tax-free medical savings accounts, provides the self-employed with higher deductions for medical insurance and makes it easier for small businesses to pool together to obtain affordable health insurance. President Clinton said he will veto the bill unless changes are made.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

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

Y * * Bartlett, Roscoe G., R-6th

* N * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd

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

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

* N * Wynn, Albert R., D-4th

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

House: Democratic Plan

The House rejected, 192 for and 226 against, a Democrat-sponsored alternative to the Republican health care bill (HR 3103 above). It retained portability of health insurance from job to job, assurances of continuing coverage despite pre-existing conditions and the ability of small employers to band together to buy coverage. But it eliminated most other provisions, including IRA-style medical savings accounts and limits sought by doctors on medical malpractice liability awards.

A yes vote was to replace the broad Republican health care bill with a narrow Democratic alternative.

Y N X Member

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

* N * Bartlett, Roscoe G., R-6th

Y * * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd

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

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

Y * * Wynn, Albert R., D-4th

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

Senate: Line-Item

Veto By a vote of 69 for and 31 against, the Senate sent the House a bill (S 4) giving presidents authority to kill individual spending items within a bill without having to veto the entire measure.

A yes vote was to give presidents line-item veto power, beginning next year.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 3/31/96

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