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

Votes in Congress

October 26, 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: Education accounts

Voting 230 for and 198 against, the House passed a bill (HR 2646) expanding Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) to cover elementary and secondary school expenses for public, private, religious or home education. The bill allows contributions of as much as $2,500 annually per account and permits corporations and family members to set up an ESA. Under present law, ESAs are used only for post-secondary education and receive deposits only from relatives. While contributions receive no tax breaks, earnings accumulate tax-free.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

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

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

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

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

Senate: Campaign finances

Voting 48 for and 52 against, the Senate failed to end a Democratic filibuster designed to force direct votes on campaign finance legislation. Republican leaders needed a three-fifths majority 60 votes to end the filibuster against a bill (S 1173) funding transportation projects.

A yes vote was to end the Democratic filibuster.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 10/26/97

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