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: Education accounts
Voting 230 for and 198 against, the House passed a bill (HR 2646) expanding Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) to cover elementary and secondary school expenses for public, private, religious or home education. The bill allows contributions of as much as $2,500 annually per account and permits corporations and family members to set up an ESA. Under present law, ESAs are used only for post-secondary education and receive deposits only from relatives. While contributions receive no tax breaks, earnings accumulate tax-free.
A yes vote was to pass the bill.
Y N X Member
Y * * Ehrlich, Robert L. Jr., R-2nd
* N * Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th
Y * * Bartlett, Roscoe G., R-6th
* N * Wynn, Albert R., D-4th
* N * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd
* N * Cummings, Elijah E., D-7th
Y * * Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st
* N * Morella, Constance A., R-8th
Senate: Campaign finances
Voting 48 for and 52 against, the Senate failed to end a Democratic filibuster designed to force direct votes on campaign finance legislation. Republican leaders needed a three-fifths majority 60 votes to end the filibuster against a bill (S 1173) funding transportation projects.
A yes vote was to end the Democratic filibuster.
Y N X Member
* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D
* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D
Pub Date: 10/26/97