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

VOTES IN CONGRESS

March 19, 2000|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: Gun control

Voting 218 for and 205 against, members on March 15 urged a House-Senate conference committee to act within two weeks on a juvenile crime bill (HR 1501) that requires criminal background checks on buyers at weekend gun shows. The two chambers differ on whether to allot 72 or 24 hours for the computerized checks of police records. The bill began moving through Congress last April, soon after a massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. It cleared both chambers but has been stalled since August.

A yes vote urged prompt action on a post-Columbine gun bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Cummings, Elijah, D-7th

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

House: Property rights

Voting 226 for and 182 against, the House on March 16 passed a bill (HR 2372) making it easier for plaintiffs to win claims that government has illegally confiscated their property. The "takings" bill is an outgrowth of the GOP's 1995 Contract With America. In part, it gives developers and homeowners more tools to fend off restrictive zoning.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

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

* N * Cummings, Elijah, D-7th

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

House: Aviation funding

Voting 319 for and 101 against, the House on March 15 gave final congressional approval to a bill (HR 1000) providing $40 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration over the next three years while requiring airlines to provide better passenger service.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

* N * Ehrlich, Robert, R-2nd

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

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

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

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

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

* N * Cummings, Elijah, D-7th

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

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