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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

June 27, 1999|By Roll Call Report Syndicate

Here is how members of Maryland's delegation on Capitol Hill were recorded on important roll-call votes recently:

Y: Yes N: No X: Not voting

House: American flag

Voting 305 for and 124 against, the House on Thursday achieved the two-thirds majority needed to pass a constitutional amendment [HJ Res 33] giving Congress and the states power to outlaw the physical desecration of the American flag.

A yes vote was to amend the Bill of Rights to outlaw desecration of the American flag.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

* N * Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

Y * * Bartlett, Roscoe G., R-6th

Y * * Wynn, Albert R., D-4th

* N * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd

* N * Cummings, Elijah, D-7th

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

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

House: Aviation Trust Fund

Voting 179 for and 248 against, the House on June 15 rejected an amendment to keep the Aviation Trust Fund part of the federal budget. The vote made it exempt from statutory spending caps.

A yes vote was to keep the trust fund in the budget.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

Y * * Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

* N * Bartlett, Roscoe G., R-6th

* N * Wynn, Albert R., D-4th

Y * * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd

* N * Cummings, Elijah, D-7th

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

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

House: Property seizures

The House on Thursday passed, 375 for and 48 against, a bill [HR 1658] giving citizens more protection in civil forfeiture actions. In those proceedings, law enforcement agencies, without filing charges, can seize property alleged to be linked to a crime.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, 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, D-7th

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

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

Senate: Steel imports

Voting 42 for and 57 against, the Senate on Tuesday rejected a House-passed bill [HR 975] limiting steel imports so that they account for no more than 25 percent of the U.S. market.

A yes vote was to limit steel imports.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Senate: Legislative branch budget

Voting 95 for and four against, the Senate on June 16 passed a fiscal 2000 legislative branch budget of $2.46 billion, up 4.5 percent from the bill for fiscal 1999. The bill [HR 1905] also increases the period in which former members and top staffers are prohibited from directly lobbying the house of Congress where they worked to two years.

A yes vote was to increase legislative branch spending by 4.5 percent.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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