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

Votes in Congress

October 11, 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: Impeachment

The House voted, 258-176, to begin a formal, open-ended investigation into whether President Clinton committed impeachable crimes in attempting to conceal his extramarital affair with Monica Lewinsky. Thirty-one of the 206 Democrats supported the measure.

A yes vote was to begin the third presidential impeachment proceeding in U.S. history.

Y N X .. Member

Y * * .. Ehrlich, Robert L. Jr., 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

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

House: Democratic measure

Voting 198 for and 236 against, members rejected a Democratic plan for Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings. It differed from the GOP approach (HJ Res 581, above) by limiting the inquiry to any existing or future referrals from independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, setting a Dec. 31 deadline for any impeachment vote by the full House, and requiring standards of impeachment to be defined at the beginning of the probe. The unlimited GOP measure will define "high crimes and misdemeanors" as the inquiry goes forward.

A yes vote approved the Democratic plan.

Y N X .. Member

* N * .. Ehrlich, Robert L. Jr., 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 E., D-7th

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

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

House: Contraceptives

Voting 202 for and 226 against, the House refused to require all health insurance plans for federal employees to cover the five basic contraceptive devices prescribed by doctors. About 80 percent of the dozens of private plans available to government TTC employees cover at least one device, in most cases the birth-control pill.

A yes vote was to require full contraceptive coverage.

Y N X .. Member

* N * .. Ehrlich, Robert L. Jr., 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 E., D-7th

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

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

House: Public lands

Voting 123 for and 302 against, the House defeated a bill (HR 4570) making hundreds of major changes in policies for national parks, wilderness areas, forests and other public lands in 36 states. Most changes were popular, such as expanding the National Trails System and reauthorizing the Historic Preservation Fund.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X .. Member

* N * .. Ehrlich, Robert L. Jr., R-2nd

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

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

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

Senate: Internet taxes

Voting 96-2, the Senate passed a bill (S 442) prohibiting for three years any new state or local taxes aimed solely at Internet users. It affects online services, merchandise sales and other Internet commerce. The ban was effective Oct. 1. The bill sets up a commission that has 18 months to make recommendations to Congress.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X .. Member

Y * * .. Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * .. Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 10/11/98

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