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

Votes in Congress

March 15, 1998|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: Trade with Africa

By a vote of 233 for and 186 against, the House passed a bill (HR 1432) that seeks to increase U.S. trade and investment in the 48 countries of sub-Saharan Africa. The bill would reduce U.S. tariff receipts by an estimated $231 million over six years. Sponsors said the loss would be offset by tax code changes.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, 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

Y * * Cummings, Elijah, D-7th

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

House: Government performance

Voting 242 for and 168 against, the House passed a bill (HR 2883) requiring federal agencies to implement another strategic plan for improving their performance. They must seek to eliminate duplicative functions, upgrade information and accounting systems, correct areas of waste, fraud and mismanagement, and report on these efforts to Congress.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

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

* * X Cummings, Elijah, D-7th

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

Senate: Highway funds

By a vote of 96 for and 4 against, the Senate passed a bill (S 1173) that authorizes about $214 billion in transportation grants to the states over the next six years, about 40 percent over current levels. Highway construction gets $173 billion and mass transit $41.3 billion.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 3/15/98

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