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

Votes in Congress

October 05, 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: Census sampling

Voting 197 for and 228 against, the House rejected a Census Bureau plan to use statistical sampling for tallying hard-to-count populations, such as those in inner cities. The vote preserved GOP language in a pending appropriations bill (HR 2267) to ban census sampling unless it is cleared by the U.S. Supreme Court. Critics note that the Constitution requires "actual enumeration" of the populace and argue that sampling could lead to manipulation of population numbers.

A yes vote backed an administration plan to use statistical sampling in parts of the 2000 Census.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Cummings, Elijah E., D-7th

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

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

House: Dornan vs. Sanchez

By a vote of 219 for and 203 against, the House recommended criminal charges be filed against a Mexican-American group in a dispute arising from an election in November in California's 46th Congressional District in which Democrat Loretta Sanchez defeated the incumbent, Republican Robert K. Dornan. Dornan is alleging voter fraud. He has secured a federal court subpoena for documents from Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, an immigrant rights group that worked to elect Sanchez. The group has refused to comply, prompting this nonbinding resolution (H Res 244) urging the U.S. attorney for the Central District of California to bring charges against the group under the Federal Contested Elections Act.

A yes vote urged the filing of criminal charges against Hermandad Mexicana Nacional.

Y N X Member

Y * * 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

Y * * Cummings, Elijah E., D-7th

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

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

Pub Date: 10/05/97

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