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Here is how Maryland's senators were recorded...

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Here is how Maryland's senators were recorded on important roll-call votes last week. There were no House votes:

Y: YES N: NO X: NOT VOTING

SENATE: TO REGULATE CABLE

By a vote of 73-18, the Senate passed a bill (S 12) requiring the Federal Communications Commission to begin full-scale regulation of cable television, including rate control.

The bill, awaiting House action, is backed by commercial broadcasters and the consumer lobby and opposed by the cable industry.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: TO DEFEAT SUBSTITUTE

By a vote of 35-54, the Senate rejected a substitute to S 12 (above) that was advocated by the cable TV industry. It sought to keep the FCC from regulating the way cable companies price and sell their self-originated programming to competitors.

A yes vote supported the cable industry's substitute.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: TO PASS SCHOOLS BILL

By a vote of 92-6, the Senate sent the House a bill (S 2) providing $850 million annually in education grants to spur a major restructuring and upgrading of public school education.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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