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

Votes in Congress

August 04, 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 328 for and 101 against, the House approved the conference report on a bill (HR 3734) ending guaranteed welfare for the poor and shifting most public assistance programs to the states with lump sum payments and limited spending levels.

1% A yes vote was to enact the bill.

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: comp time

By 225 votes for and 195 against, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 2391) allowing private-sector employers in nonunion shops to offer compensatory time off rather than overtime pay to nonprofessional employees who work more than 40 hours a week. Under present law, these workers must be paid "time and a half."

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

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 * Cummings, Elijah E., D-7th

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

Senate: to change welfare

By 78 votes for and 21 against, the Senate sent a welfare overhaul bill (HR 3734) to President Clinton for his promised signature. It ends the New Deal entitlement program, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), replacing it with block grants to states labeled "temporary assistance for needy families."

3' A yes vote was to overhaul welfare.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Senate: nuclear waste

By 63 votes for and 37 against, the Senate voted to build an interim nuclear waste storage facility at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. The bill (S 1936) allows for the shipment by road and rail of an estimated 60,000 tons of radioactive waste generated by military and civilian reactors.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * D Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 8/04/96

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