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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

July 04, 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: Day of prayer

The House on June 29 defeated a bill urging federal, state, and local officials to call for a national day of prayer and fasting to heal America in the wake of school shootings and murderous hate crimes against blacks and gays. Voting 275 for and 140 against, the House failed to reach the two-thirds needed to pass the measure (H Con Res 94) under a shortcut parliamentary procedure.

A yes vote urged Congress to call for a national day of prayer.

Y --- N --- X -- Member

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

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

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

* ---- * ---- X --- 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: Abortion

Voting 270 for and 159 against, the House on June 30 passed a bill (HR 1218) making it a federal crime to transport a minor to another state for an abortion in order to evade parental consent and notification laws in the girl's home state. More than 20 states have laws requiring consent by at least one parent, or a judge, before an abortion can be legally performed on a minor. The bill provides an exception in cases where the abortion is necessary to save the girl's life.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y ---- N --- X --- Member

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

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

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

* ----- * ---- X --- 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: Travel to Cuba

The Senate voted, 55 for and 43 against, to retain a 39-year-old ban on unrestricted American travel to Cuba. The U.S. government prohibits general tourist visits to the Communist state while allowing limited travel by journalists, government officials, humanitarian workers and others. The vote occurred on June 30 as the Senate passed a $12.7 billion foreign affairs spending bill (S 1234) for fiscal 2000.

A yes vote was to restrict American travel to Cuba.

Y --- N --- X --- Member

* ---- N --- * ---- Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* ---- N -- * ---- Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Pub Date: 7/04/99

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