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

Votes in Congress

March 16, 1997|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: Mexico

Voting 251 for and 175 against, the House passed a measure (HJ Res 58) giving Mexico three months to step up its fight against drugs or face cuts in U.S. aid and loans from international development banks. A yes vote was to threaten to "decertify" Mexico for lack of cooperation.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, 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, D-7th

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

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

House: defending Japan

The House approved, 403 for and 16 against, a measure (H Res 68) reaffirming U.S. support of its security treaty with Japan, under which 47,000 U.S. troops are stationed on islands including Okinawa.

A yes vote reaffirmed the U.S.-Japan treaty.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

Y * * Cummings, Elijah, D-7th

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

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

House: budget

By a vote of 231 for and 197 against, the House approved a nonbinding measure (H Res 89) that repudiated Clinton's plan for balancing the budget by 2002.

A yes vote was to urge Clinton to submit a new balanced budget proposal.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, 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, D-7th

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

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

Senate: campaign finance

By a vote of 99 for and none against, the Senate broadened a Governmental Affairs Committee probe to cover "improper" as well as "illegal" fund raising for 1996 White House and congressional candidates.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Senate: Pena confirmation

By a vote of 99 for and one against, the Senate confirmed Federico Pena as secretary of energy. Pena, 49, was transportation secretary.

A yes vote was to confirm Pena.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 3/16/97

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