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

Votes in Congress

September 14, 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: Abortion

Voting 270 for and 150 against, the House stipulated that the anti-abortion "Hyde amendment" applies to health maintenance organization care just as it does to traditional fee-for-service arrangements between doctors and patients. Under the 20-year-old legislation, Medicaid funds cannot pay for abortions except in cases of rape or incest or when the mother's life is at stake. The language makes it clear the ban applies to Medicaid treatment through HMOs.

A yes vote was to clarify that the Hyde amendment applies to HMOs.

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: Testing

Voting 87 for and 13 against, the Senate approved an administration plan to begin standardized, nationwide testing of math and reading skills by an independent federal agency.

A yes vote supported national reading and math exams.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 9/14/97

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