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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

November 14, 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: Low-income fathers

By a vote of 328 for and 93 against, the House passed a bill (HR 3073) Wednesday using federal grants to instill responsible fatherhood in low-income fathers. It provides $140 million over two years to public, private and religious organizations, which would conduct programs to promote marriage between unwed parents, help fathers develop a positive attitude toward their children and enable fathers to acquire job skills, earning power, and child-raising skills.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member, Y N X Member

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

Y, *, *,Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st Y, *, *, Morella, Constance A., R-8th

House: Church and state

Voting 184 for and 238 against, the House rejected an amendment Wednesday that sought to prohibit funding under HR 3073 (above) from going directly to a church, synagogue or other house of worship.

A yes vote opposed direct funding to houses of worship.

Y N X Member, Y N X Member

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

*, N, *, Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st Y,*, *, Morella, Constance A., R-8th

House: Electronic commerce

The House voted Tuesday, 356 for and 66 against, a bill (HR 1714), to establish uniform national standards for electronic signatures and documents, leaving it up to the marketplace to develop the standards and apply them to Internet transactions.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member 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

Y, *, * Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st Y, *, * ,Morella, Constance A., R-8th

House: Foreign aid

Voting 316 for and 100 against, the House approved the conference report Nov. 5 on a bill (HR 3196) providing $15.3 billion for foreign aid and other international programs in fiscal 2000. The bill awaited Senate action.

A yes vote was to approve foreign aid in fiscal 2000.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

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

*, *, X, Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st Y, *, *, Morella, Constance A., R-8th

Senate: Minimum wage

Voting 54 for and 44 against, the Senate approved a GOP plan Tuesday to raise the minimum hourly wage by $1 over 27 months and cut business taxes by $18.4 billion over five years. This followed Senate rejection of a Democratic measure to increase the minimum wage by $1 over 13 months and cut business taxes by $9.6 billion. The votes occurred during debate on a bankruptcy bill (S 625).

A yes vote was to approve the GOP wage and tax measure.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

*, N, * Mikulski, Barbara A., *, N, *, D Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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