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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

May 30, 1999|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: `Lock box'

Voting 416 for and 12 against, members passed a bill (HR 1259) requiring automatic record votes in the House for spending Social Security surpluses for purposes other than paying benefits or restructuring Social Security or Medicare.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

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

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

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

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

House: Social security

Voting 205 for and 222 against, the House rejected an alternative to HR 1259 (above) that was backed by most Democrats and many fiscal conservatives. It went beyond the GOP plan by using a lock box to block the spending of any federal surplus, not just the Social Security surplus. And it kept the lock box in effect until laws are enacted assuring the solvency of Social Security for 75 years and Medicare for 30 years.

A yes vote backed the alternative lock box plan.

Y N X Member

* N * Ehrlich, Robert L., 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

Pub Date: 5/30/99

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