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

Votes in Congress

July 26, 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:

Yes.......... N: No.............. X: Not voting

House: Abortion veto

Voting 296 for and 132 against, the House achieved the two-thirds majority for overriding President Clinton's veto of a late-term abortion bill (HR 1122). The issue is now before the Senate. The bill makes it a federal crime for doctors to perform an abortion late in pregnancies in which they partially deliver the fetus, terminate it and remove it. Critics call this a "partial-birth" 11 abortion, while defenders say the procedure sometimes is necessary to protect the mother's health.

A yes vote was to override the president's veto.

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

Y...... Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st.. N....... Morella, Constance A., ..............................................R-8th

House: China

Voting 166 for and 264 against, the House refused to impose trade penalties on the People's Republic of China. By rejecting this measure (HJ Res 121), the House affirmed Clinton's decision to continue normal trade with China, despite objectionable Chinese policies in areas such as human rights and nuclear proliferation.

A yes vote opposed normal U.S. trade with China.

Y...... Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd..... Y........ Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

Y...... Bartlett, Roscoe G., R-6th. Y........ Wynn, Albert R., D-4th

Y...... Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd. Y....... Cummings, Elijah, D-7th

N...... Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st. N........ Morella, Constance A., ..............................................R-8th

House: Arts funding

The House voted, 253 for and 173 against, to provide a $98 million budget for the National Endowment for the Arts in fiscal 1999, keeping the agency open for at least another year. This occurred during debate on a 1999 appropriations bill (HR 4193) that was later passed.

A yes vote backed the NEA funding.

N....... Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd.... Y........ Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

Y....... Bartlett, Roscoe G., R-6th.Y........ Wynn, Albert R., D-4th

Y....... Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd.Y........ Cummings, Elijah, D-7th

Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st.Y........ Morella, Constance A., ..............................................R-8th

House: Campaign funding

Voting 150 for and 248 against, the House refused to require labor unions to provide the government with details on their budgets, for publication on the Internet to show the rank-and-file where their dues are spent. Although the amendment was introduced during debate on a campaign finance bill (HR 2183), it applied to all union spending, not just political outlays.

A yes vote backed the amendment.

X....... Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd..... N........ Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

TTC Y....... Bartlett, Roscoe G., R-6th. N........ Wynn, Albert R., D-4th

N....... Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd. N........ Cummings, Elijah, D-7th

Y....... Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st. N........ Morella, Constance A.,

.............................................. R-8th

House: Global warming

The House voted, 226 for and 198 against, to allow U.S. environmental agencies to conduct information programs on global warming. This removed a ban on such programs from a fiscal 1999 budget bill (HR 4194) for the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies.

A yes vote was to fund information programs on global warming.

N....... Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd..... Y....... Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

N....... Bartlett, Roscoe G., R-6th. Y....... Wynn, Albert R., D-4th

Y....... Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd. Y....... Cummings, Elijah, D-7th

Y....... Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st. Y....... Morella, Constance A.,

............................................. R-8th

Senate: Gun locks

Voting 61 for and 39 against, the Senate tabled (defeated) an amendment requiring all handguns sold in the United States to be equipped with safety locks to prevent accidental firing. The vote occurred during debate on a fiscal 1999 budget bill (S 2260) for the Department of Justice and other agencies.

yes vote was to defeat the amendment.

N X.... Member................... Y N X.... Member

Mikulski, Barbara A., D.. ..N...... Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Senate: Gambling

The Senate approved, 90 for and 10 against, an amendment to outlaw gambling on the Internet. It was attached to a fiscal 1999 budget bill (S 2260) for the departments of State, Justice and Commerce that was later passed.

A yes vote was to approve the amendment.

N X.... Member................... Y N X.... Member

Mikulski, Barbara A., D.. Y........ Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 7/26/98

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