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

Votes in Congress

July 21, 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

By a vote of 256 for and 170 against, the House passed a bill to end welfare as a federal entitlement and send Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) and other assistance programs to the states along with block grants to limit spending.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

House: food stamps

The House voted 239 for and 184 against to limit access to food stamps by able-bodied adults who are unemployed, under 50 and not raising children.

A yes vote was to further tighten the bill's restrictions on able-bodied people receiving food stamps.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Senate: Defense budget

By a vote of 72 for and 27 against, the Senate sent to conference with the House a bill (HR 3610) to appropriate $244.7 billion for the Department of Defense in fiscal 1997, about $10 billion more than sought by President Clinton. On a unanimous vote, senators voted to add $150 million for a crash program to help the United States prevent or cope with a terrorist attack using "weapons of mass destruction."

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 7/21/96

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