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

Votes in Congress

September 07, 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: Smoking

Voting 299 for and 125 against, the House endorsed Senate action to increase spending seven-fold on a program by the Food and Drug Administration and states to curb smoking by young people.

A yes vote endorsed higher spending for federal-state programs to curb teen smoking.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert L. Jr., 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 E., D-7th

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

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

House: Foreign Aid

By a vote of 375 for and 49 against, the House passed a bill (HR 2159) appropriating $12.3 billion for foreign aid and other international programs in fiscal 1998, about the same level as in fiscal 1997.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert L. Jr., 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 E., D-7th

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

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

House: Abortion

By a vote of 234 for and 191 against, the House added tougher anti-abortion language to a foreign aid bill (HR 2159, above).

A yes vote opposed U.S. funding of international organizations that promote abortion as a means of population control.

Y N X Member

* N * Ehrlich, Robert L. Jr., 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

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

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

Senate: Tobacco

Voting 28 for and 70 against, the Senate approved a seven-fold increase in spending next fiscal year by the Food and Drug Administration to curb smoking by young people.

A yes vote opposed higher fiscal 1998 spending for FDA anti-smoking programs aimed at youths.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 9/07/97

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