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

Votes in Congress

October 18, 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: Notifying Parents

The House voted, 224-200, to require federally funded clinics to notify parents in writing before providing contraceptives to minors. The girl could receive the device upon parental consent, or by waiting five days in the absence of consent. The language was added to a budget bill for the Department of Health and Human Services.

A yes vote was to require family planning clinics to notify parents.

zTC Y .. N .. X Member

.... N .... 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

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

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

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Senate: Health Care

By a vote of 50 to 47, the Senate tabled a motion by Democrats to bring House-passed health care legislation (HR 4250) to the floor. This prevented action on a bill by House Republicans that expands patients' rights in health maintenance organizations. In part, the bill requires HMOs to cover most emergency room care, enables patients to choose pediatricians and obstetrician-gynecologists and sets stiff government fines for HMOs that improperly deny coverage.

A yes vote opposed bringing a House-passed HMO bill to the floor.

Y .. N .. X Member

.... N .... Mikulski, Barbara A., D

.... N .... Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 10/18/98

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