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

Here is how members of Maryland's delegation on Capitol Hill were recorded on important roll-call votes last week:

YES N: NO X: NOT VOTING

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HOUSE: CLINTON ECONOMIC PLAN

The House approved, 218 for and 216 against, the Democratic plan to use tax increases and spending restraint to slow the growth of the national debt by $496 billion over five years through fiscal 1998.

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The bill raises the federal levy on gasoline from 14.1 cents per gallon to 18.4 cents per gallon, taxes higher-income Social Security recipients on a larger share of their benefits and raises rates on taxable incomes of more than $115,000 for singles and )) $140,000 for couples, among other revenue measures.

Its biggest restraint on entitlements is to slow Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals by $56 billion over five years. It requires nearly $150 billion in discretionary spending slowdowns, in defense and other programs, but delays most of that restraint until late in the five-year cycle.

The measure includes spending increases for programs such as food stamps and childhood immunization. It forgoes future tax ,, revenue by enlarging the earned income tax credit for the working poor, creating tax breaks to attract economic development to blighted areas and creating several tax exemptions for special interests.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

N X Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

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

SENATE: NATIONAL SERVICE

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By a vote of 58 for and 41 against, the Senate sent to conference with the House a bill (S 919) to begin President Clinton's national service program at a three-year cost of $1.5 billion. Working for a new federal agency and local sponsoring organizations, participants 17 and older would perform as many as 1,700 hours of community service each year, in return for as much as $4,775 annually in higher education or job-training vouchers. They would get approximately minimum-wage pay, health and child-care benefits and in some cases paid medical and family leave. National service is expected to attract 47,000 workers by its third year.

0$ A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: TWO YEARS FOR NATIONAL SERVICE

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By a vote of 41 for and 52 against, the Senate rejected a Republican amendment to authorize the national service bill (S 919) for two rather than the three years sought by President Clinton.

A yes vote supported a two-year authorization for national service.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

@SENATE: MEANS TESTING

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By a vote of 55 for and 31 against, the Senate killed a proposal to base national service educational vouchers on need, as is the case with most other federal payments for post-secondary education. Depending on family means, vouchers were to have ranged from $1,500 to $4,725 annually under the rejected amendment. The vote occurred during debate on S 919 (above).

A yes vote opposed basing national service educational benefits on need.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: GINSBURG CONFIRMATION

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By a vote of 96 for and three against, the Senate confirmed Judge Ruth Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia as the 108th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Ginsburg, 60, will be paid $164,000 as an associate justice.

Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., praised Ms. Ginsburg as "one of the foremost defenders of the twin ideals which lie at the heart of our nation and our Constitution, fairness and equality."

Jesse Helms, R-N.C., criticized Ms. Ginsburg for her "outrageously simplistic and callous position" in support of abortion rights.

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A yes vote was to put Ms. Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

Y N X Member

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Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: HACKNEY CONFIRMATION

By a vote of 76 for and 23 against, the Senate confirmed University of Pennsylvania President Sheldon Hackney to head the National Endowment for the Humanities. Mr. Hackney, 59, will earn $123,100 in the post. Critics questioned his support of free speech in incidents on his campus involving insults shouted at black students and the confiscation of a newspaper press run by black students protesting an editorial position.

6* A yes vote was to confirm Mr. Hackney.

Y N X Member Y N X Member

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Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

Roll Call Report Syndicate

WHERE TO CALL OR WRITE

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest

World Trade Center, Suite 253 Arundel Center North, 101 Crain Highway

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Baltimore 21202, Phone: 962-4510 Suite 509

320 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Glen Burnie, Md. 21061, Phone: 760-3372

Washington, D.C. 20510 412 Cannon House Office Bldg.

Phone: (202) 224-4654 Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-5311

Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes Rep. Steny H. Hoyer

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Federal Office Bldg. 4351 Garden City Drive, Suite 645

31 Hopkins Plaza Landover 20785, Phone: (301) 436-5510

Baltimore 21201, Phone: 962-4436 1705 Longworth Bldg.

309 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20515

Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 225-4131

Phone: (202) 224-4524

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Rep. Helen Delich Bentley Rep. Albert R. Wynn

E. Joppa Road 8700 Central Ave., Suite 306

Towson 21204, Phone: 337-7222 Landover, 20785, Phone: (301) 350-5055

1610 Longworth Office Bldg. 423 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515 Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-3061 Phone: (202) 225-8090

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Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett Rep. Kweisi Mfume

100 N. Franklin 3000 Druid Park Drive

Hagerstown 21740 Baltimore 21215, Phone: 367-1900

Phone: (301) 797-6043 2419 Rayburn Bldg.

312 Cannon Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20515

Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-4741

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Phone: (202) 225-2721

Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin Rep. Constance A. Morella

E. Belvedere Ave. Suite 201 11141 Georgia Ave., Suite 302

Baltimore 21212, Phone: 433-8886 Wheaton 20902, Phone: (301) 946-6801

227 Cannon Bldg. 223 Cannon Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20515 Washington, D.C. 20515

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Phone: (202) 225-4016 Phone: (202) 225-5341


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