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

Votes in Congress

September 13, 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: bilingual education

Voting 221 for and 189 against, the House passed a bill (HR 3892) to transfer most controls over bilingual education away from the federal government. The bill gives state and local school officials power to decide whether immigrant children must receive instruction in their native language as well as in English.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

* * X Ehrlich, Robert L., 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 E., D-7th

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

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

House: President Clinton

Members approved, 363 for and 63 against, a resolution (H Res 525) marking the first step in determining whether the House will begin impeachment proceedings against President Clinton. The measure referred to the Judiciary Committee material generated by independent counsel Kenneth Starr that alleges presidential crimes stemming from Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky. The resolution also ordered Starr's 445-page report to be immediately published on the Internet, and gave the committee power to hold secret hearings and issue subpoenas as it weighs Starr's evidence.

A yes vote was to pass the resolution.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert L, 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

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

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

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

Senate: campaign finance

Voting 52 for and 48 against, the Senate failed to reach the three-fifths majority (60 votes) needed to break a GOP filibuster against campaign finance legislation sponsored by John McCain, R-Ariz., and Russ Feingold, D-Wis. McCain-Feingold sought to outlaw the unlimited, unregulated "soft money" contributions that interest groups and wealthy individuals use to influence elections.

A yes vote was to tighten campaign finance laws.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 9/13/98

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