The House and Senate are in recess until Jan. 27. Here is...

Votes in Congress

November 16, 1997|By Roll Call Report Syndicate

The House and Senate are in recess until Jan. 27. 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: Charter Schools

By a vote of 367 for and 57 against, the House passed a bill (HR 2616) authorizing $100 million to fund charter schools in public school systems.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

House: Trade

Voting 182 for and 234 against, the House defeated a bill (HR 2644) to suspend duties for at least 14 months on certain imports from Caribbean and Central American countries.

;/ A yes vote was to lower the trade barriers.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

House: Spending Bill

By a vote of 352 for and 65 against, the House approved the conference report on a bill that shelves President Clinton's proposal for national academic testing while providing $277 billion for the departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services. A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

House: Census

Voting 282 for and 110 against, the House passed a bill that (HR 2267) provides fiscal 1998 budgets for the departments of State, Justice, and Commerce. The $32.1 billion measure was disputed mainly over an administration plan to use statistical sampling to count inner city populations in the 2000 census.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

House: Spy Budget

Voting 385 for and 36 against, the House approved the conference report on a bill (S 858) funding U.S. intelligence agencies in fiscal 1998.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Senate: Spending bill

Voting 91 for and four against, the Senate approved the conference report on a bill (HR 2264) appropriating $277 billion for the departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services.

:. A yes vote was to approve the legislation.

N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 11/16/97

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