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

Votes in Congress

July 19, 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: Congressional pay

By a vote of 79 for and 342 against, the House rejected a pay raise for members of Congress. The vote occurred during debate on a Treasury Department spending bill (HR 4104) for fiscal 1999. The bill prohibits a cost-of-living adjustment for members. Without the ban, a COLA linked to 1998 inflation would take effect early next year. The amendment rejected by this vote sought to remove the ban.

A yes vote supported a pay raise for members of Congress.

Y N X Member

N Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

N Hoyer, Steny H., D-5th

N Bartlett, Roscoe G., R-6th

Y 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: Campaign ads

Voting 201 for and 219 against, the House refused to weaken the leading campaign finance bill before the House, a measure sponsored by Christopher Shays, a Connecticut Republican, and Martin Meehan, a Massachusetts Democrat. At issue was the language that would begin federal regulation of political advertising.

A yes vote was to approve the amendment.

Y N X Member

Y 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

DTC

Senate: Property rights

Voting 52 for and 42 against, the Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed to end a filibuster against property rights legislation. The bill (S 2271) sought to provide quicker federal court review of claims that one's property was "taken" by government action without just compensation.

A yes vote was to advance the bill.

Y N X Member

N Mikulski, Barbara A., D

N Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 7/19/98

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