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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

June 09, 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: Welfare

Voting 289 for and 136 against, the House passed a bill (HR 3562) allowing Wisconsin to begin overhauling federally funded public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC). The bill waives more than 80 regulations standing in the way.

A yes vote was to require the administration to approve Wisconsin's welfare overhaul.

Y N X Member

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

Y * * 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

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

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

House: Foreign Aid

The House rejected, 184 for and 233 against, an amendment to cut fiscal 1997 operating expenses for the U.S. Agency for International Development by 10 percent to about $418 million. This was a bid to reduce overhead at the agency that distributes U.S. economic and military grants, not to reduce aid levels for individual countries. A yes vote was to cut AID operating expenses by 10 percent.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

House: Military Aid

By a vote of 240 for and 181 against, the House cut $1.53 million from a $45 million account that provides specialized military training to about 5,000 officers in 120 countries. The amendment was offered to an $11.9 billion foreign aid bill for 1997 (HR 3540) that remained in debate.

A yes vote was to cut the International Military Education and Training program by more than 3 percent.

Y N X Member

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

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

Senate: Balanced budget

The Senate failed, 64 for and 35 against, to achieve the two-thirds majority (67 votes) required to send a balanced budget constitutional amendment to the states for ratification. The measure (HJR 1) states that by 2002, deficit spending will be prohibited unless voted by three-fifths majorities of the House and Senate memberships.

A yes vote was in favor of amending the Constitution.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Senate: Missile defense

The Senate failed to end a Democratic filibuster against a GOP missile defense bill (S 1635). The vote of 53 for and 46 against fell short of the supermajority needed to advance the measure. In part, the bill requires deployment by 2003 of the first phase of an umbrella against incoming ballistic missiles. The cost is projected to reach $60 billion by 2010.

A yes vote was to advance the missile defense bill.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 6/09/96

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