The House takes up campaign finance measures and the...

Votes in Congress

June 07, 1998|By Roll Call Report Syndicate

The House takes up campaign finance measures and the Senate debates tobacco legislation. 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: Religion

Voting 224 for and 203 against, the House failed to reach the two-thirds majority needed to approve a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to voluntarily express religious beliefs on public property. The measure (HJ Res 78) sought, for example, to protect school prayer, displays of nativity scenes and postings of the Ten Commandments if those expressions occurred without government direction. Its ratification would mark the first time the Bill of Rights has been amended.

G; A yes vote was to approve the constitutional amendment.

Y N X Member

* N * Ehrlich, Robert, 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, D-7th

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

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

House: God

Voting six for and 419 against, the House rejected an amendment to remove the word God from a constitutional amendment (HJ Res 78, above) in deference to the Constitution's separation of church and state.

0$ A yes vote backed the amendment.

Y N X Member

* N * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

* N * Cummings, Elijah, D-7th

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

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

Pub Date: 6/07/98

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