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

Votes in Congress

June 02, 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: Barracks in Germany

By a vote of 121 for and 289 against, the House declined to cut $17.4 million from a bill to fund U.S. military construction at home and abroad in fiscal 1997. As later sent to the Senate, the bill (HR 3517) provides $10 billion to be spent mainly on upgrading base facilities. The amendment rejected by this vote sought to eliminate funds -- not requested by the Pentagon but added in a House committee -- for renovating Army barracks in Mannheim, Germany. Backers called it a "burden sharing" measure to reduce the deficit while prodding Germany to pay more for its defense. Opponents said the priority of Congress should be to improve living conditions at the Mannheim base.

A yes vote opposed funding to renovate U.S. Army barracks in Mannheim, Germany.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Cummings, Elijah E., D-7th

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

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

House: Space Station

The House rejected, 127 for and 286 against, an amendment to kill the space station Alpha by removing $1.8 billion for it from a bill (HR 3322) to fund NASA and civilian science programs at several other agencies. As later passed on a nonrecord vote, the bill authorizes $19.7 billion for nonmilitary science activities in fiscal 1997, including about $13.5 billion for NASA. The United States and other countries developing Alpha hope to have it aloft by 2002.

A yes vote was to kill the space station.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Cummings, Elijah E., D-7th

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

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

House: Environment

By a vote of 192 for and 209 against, the House rejected an amendment to keep the Environmental Technology Initiative (ETI) alive within the Environmental Protection Agency. The vote occurred during debate on HR 3322 (above), which would terminate the ETI. Federal officials use the program for spurring technologies that will help the private sector comply with environmental regulations. President Clinton asked Congress to provide $72 million for the ETI in fiscal 1997.

A yes vote was to preserve the EPA's Environmental Technology Initiative.

Y N X Member

* N * Ehrlich, Robert L., 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 * * Cummings, Elijah E., D-7th

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

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

House: Climate

By a vote of 197 for and 211 against, the House rejected an amendment to continue global warming research at the Environmental Protection Agency. The vote occurred during debate on HR 3322 (above). It means the bill provides no fiscal 1997 funding for the EPA's climate research. In 1996, EPA is spending about $20 million as one of 12 agencies spending a combined $2 billion on research into rising global temperatures.

A yes vote was to continue the EPA as a participant in federal global warming research.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Cummings, Elijah E., D-7th

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

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

Pub Date: 6/02/96

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