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

Votes in Congress

March 23, 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: Comp Time

Voting 222 for and 210 against, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 1) allowing private-sector employers to provide compensatory time off, in place of overtime pay, to nonprofessional employees. Present law requires that workers be paid time-and-a-half for overtime. Under the bill, they could choose the extra pay or "comp time" at a rate of 1.5 hours for each hour above 40. Employers would schedule the leave.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

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

* * 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

House: Abortion

By a vote of 295 for and 136 against, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 1122) making it a federal crime for doctors to perform a late-term abortion in which they partially deliver the fetus and then terminate it. The bill passed last year but was vetoed by President Clinton.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert L. Jr. , 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

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

Senate: Campaign Finance

By a vote of 38 for and 61 against, the Senate defeated a proposed constitutional amendment enabling Congress and the states to set campaign spending and contribution limits.

A yes vote was to amend the Constitution to allow limits on campaign spending.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 3/23/97

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