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

Votes in Congress

September 20, 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: Head Start

Voting 346 for and 20 against, the House passed a bill (S 2206) that reauthorizes Head Start through 2003 with an emphasis on returning the Great Society program for needy pre-schoolers to its educational roots. It requires sponsors to spend most of their federal funds on upgrading quality rather than expanding operations.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

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

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

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

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

Senate: Abortion

Voting 64 for and 36 against, the Senate fell three votes short of the two-thirds majority it needed to override President Clinton's veto of a late-term abortion bill (HR 1122). The bill would make it a federal crime for doctors to perform an abortion in which they partially deliver the fetus, terminate it and remove it. Critics call it infanticide, and defenders say the procedure sometimes is necessary to save the mother's life or protect her long-term health.

D8 A yes vote was to override President Clinton's veto.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 9/20/98

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