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

THE BALTIMORE SUN

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: BUSH VETO STANDS

The House upheld President Bush's veto of a bill (S 5) requiring private and public employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave annually to employees for family medical reasons. The tally of 258-169 fell 27 votes short of the two-thirds majority the House needed to join the Senate in defeating the veto.

4 A yes vote was to enact the "family leave" bill.

Y N X Member

- * - Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

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

- * - Byron, Beverly B., D-6th

* - - McMillen, Tom, D-4th

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

* - - Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: TRADE WITH CHINA

By a vote of 345 for and 74 against, the House overrode President Bush's veto of a bill (HR 5318) requiring China to make internal reforms if it wishes to continue relatively free trade with // America. The Senate then upheld the veto. The bill called upon Beijing to stop spreading nuclear technology and to release students arrested during and after the 1989 Beijing massacre.

A yes vote was to enact the legislation.

Y N X Member

* - - Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

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

* - - Byron, Beverly B., D-6th

* - - McMillen, Tom, D-4th

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

* - - Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

HOUSE: TRADE WITH CUBA

By a vote of 276 for and 135 against, the House sent to conference with the Senate a bill (HR 5323) tightening the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba. The bill's most disputed section extends the long-standing embargo to trade by foreign subsidiaries of American firms. Supported by Cuban exiles in the key electoral state of Florida, the bill drew direct support from President Bush and Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

* - - Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

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

* - - Byron, Beverly B., D-6th

- * - McMillen, Tom, D-4th

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

- * - Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

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

SENATE: TAX BILL PASSES

By a vote of 70 for and 29 against, the Senate sent to conference with the House a bill (HR 11) changing the tax code to promote business expansion, real estate sales and individual savings. The bill also uses tax incentives to establish 125 "enterprise zones" in areas of urban and rural poverty. It was sent to conference with the House.

The bill provides tax cuts of $35 billion over five years offset by the same amount of revenue increases. It helps individuals buying homes for the first time or investing in IRA accounts and, for businesses, increases deductions for plant and equipment purchases and extends certain research and development tax credits, among other provisions.

It gets part of its revenue from individuals making over $105,250 a year and couples making at least $157,900, by limiting their deductions and phasing out personal exemptions. President Bush vows to veto the bill if those tax increases are kept in the bill.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

* - - Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* - - Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: DEFICIT CHECKOFF

By a vote of 36 for and 58 against, during debate on HR 11 (above), the Senate turned aside President Bush's proposal that taxpayers be allowed to direct up to 10 percent of their federal taxes to a "debt reduction fund" at the Treasury.

Under the plan, Congress and the president would inflict cuts to offset the lost revenue. Their failure to do so would trigger automatic cuts in all programs except Social Security, deposit insurance and debt service. Increased taxes could not used in place of the mandated spending cuts.

A yes vote endorsed the taxpayer checkoff plan for deficit reduction.

Y N X Member

- * - Mikulski, Barbara A., D

- * - Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: TOBACCO ADVERTISING

By a vote of 56 for and 38 against, the Senate tabled (killed) an amendment to HR 11 (above) reducing from 100 percent to 80 percent the deductible portion of tobacco advertising expenses. The resulting revenue increase would fund anti-tobacco advertising.

Howell Heflin, D-Ala., called the amendment unconstitutional in that it would discriminate against certain speech on the basis of content.

A yes vote supported continuing a 100 percent business deduction for tobacco advertising expenses.

Y N X Member

* - - Mikulski, Barbara A., D

- * - Sarbanes, Paul S., D

WHERE TO CALL OR WRITE

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski

World Trade Center, Suite 253

Baltimore 21202, Tel. 962-4510

320 Hart Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20510

Tel. (202) 224-4654

Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes

1518 Federal Office Bldg.

31 Hopkins Plaza

Baltimore 21201, Tel. 962-4436

309 Hart Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20510

$ Tel.: (202) 224-4524

Representative Helen Delich Bentley

RTC 200 E. Joppa Road

Towson 21204, Tel. 337-7222

1610 Longworth Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel.: (202) 225-3061

Representative Beverly B. Byron

10 E. Church St.

Frederick 21701, Tel. (301) 662-8622

2430 Rayburn Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel. (202) 225-2721

Representative Benjamin L. Cardin

540 E. Belvedere Ave. Suite 201

Baltimore 21212, Tel. 433-8886

117 Cannon Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel. (202) 225-4016

Representative Wayne T. Gilchrest

20 W. Bel Air Ave.

Aberdeen, Md. 21001, Tel. 272-6820

502 Cannon House Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel. (202) 225-5311

Representative Steny H. Hoyer

4351 Garden City Drive, Suite 645

Landover 20785, Tel. (301) 436-5510

1705 Longworth Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel.: (202) 225-4131

Representative Tom McMillen

Horizons Building

8028 Ritchie Highway, No. 313

Pasadena, 21122, Tel. 768-8050

420 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel.: (202) 225-8090

Representative Kweisi Mfume

3000 Druid Park Drive

Baltimore 21215, Tel. 367-1900

217 Cannon Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel. (202) 225-4741

Representative Constance A. Morella

11141 Georgia Ave., Suite 302

Wheaton 20902, Tel. (301) 946-6801

1024 Longworth Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515

Tel. (202) 225-5341

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