The congressional vote box in the last Sunday's Sun...

Votes in Congress

April 28, 1996

The congressional vote box in the last Sunday's Sun incorrectly indicated U.S. Rep. Ben Cardin's vote on the federal budget bill. Cardin voted in favor of the bill.

The Sun regrets the error.

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 399 for and 25 against, the House approved the conference report on a bill (HR 3019) to provide about $160 billion for nine Cabinet departments and dozens of agencies that have coped with temporary budgets since fiscal 1996 began last October. The Senate (below) and President Clinton also cleared the measure, ending a prolonged budget standoff that caused two federal shutdowns and forced Congress to pass 13 stopgap funding bills.

FOR THE RECORD - CORRECTION

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Cummings, Elijah, D-7th

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

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

House: Wildlife preserves

The House passed, 287 for and 138 against, a bill (HR 1675) to allow increased hunting, fishing and boating in the National Wildlife Refuge System, which consists of 508 refuges covering 92 million acres.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert L., 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

* * X Cummings, Elijah, D-7th

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

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

Senate: Term limits

The Senate shelved a proposed constitutional amendment limiting senators to two six-year terms and House members to six two-year terms. GOP sponsors failed, 58 for and 42 against, to silence a Democratic filibuster against the legislation. A three-fifths majority, 60 votes, was needed to end the filibuster and move to a final vote on limiting future U.S. lawmakers to 12 consecutive years in office.

A yes vote was to move to a final vote on the bill.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Senate: Budget vote

By a vote of 88 for and 11 against, the Senate gave final congressional approval to legislation (HR 3019) completing the fiscal 1996 budget (see House issue above). President Clinton then signed the $160 billion spending measure. It provides the District of Columbia, dozens of agencies and the departments of Commerce, Justice, State, Interior, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development with their first regular budgets since September.

A yes vote was to pass the budget bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 4/28/96

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