The following is a report of how major bills fared in Congress last week and a record of how local members of Congress voted.

Maryland senators are Democrats Paul S. Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski. Virginia senators are Republican John W. Warner and Democrat Charles S. Robb.

Maryland representatives to the House are Roy P. Dyson (D-1st), Benjamin L. Cardin (D-3rd), Tom McMillen (D-4th), Steny H. Hoyer (D-5th), Beverly B. Byron (D-6th) and Constance A. Morella (R-8th).

Virginia representatives are D. French Slaughter (R-7th), Stan Parris (R-8th) and Frank R. Wolf (R-10th).

NV means Not Voting.

HOUSE VOTES

AIDS REPORTING

The House shelved, 312 for and 113 against, a proposal that states keep confidential lists of persons testing positive for the AIDS virus, and use the names for "partner notification." Backers said this would stem the epidemic by enabling health officials to trace sexual contact and tell unknowing partners of their exposure to AIDS. But critics raised privacy concerns, and said the specter of being listed would discourage those at risk from getting tested. The vote occurred as the House sent to conference with the Senate a bill (HR 4785) authorizing nearly $900 million in fiscal 1991 for AIDS-fighting grants to states, cities hardest hit by the disease and treatment facilities. A yes vote opposed requiring states to keep confidential AIDS lists for use in partner notification.

MARYLAND

............... Yes ... No ... NV

Byron........... X

Cardin.......... X

Dyson........... X

Hoyer........... X

McMillen........ X

Morella......... X

VIRGINIA

Parris.................. X

Slaughter............... X

Wolf.................... X

WATER SUBSIDIES

By a vote of 316 for and 97 against, the House further limited federal water subsidies available to western growers under the 1982 Reclamation Reform Act. The amendment sought to close a loophole through which some large farms are said to have assembled into smaller units in order to receive the taxpayer-subsidized irrigation water available to farms of less than 960 acres. The vote occurred as the House passed a bill (HR 2567) funding Bureau of Reclamation public works. A yes vote was to further limit western water subsidies.

MARYLAND

............... Yes ... No ... NV

Byron................... X

Cardin.......... X

Dyson........... X

Hoyer........... X

McMillen........ X

Morella................. X

VIRGINIA

Parris.................. X

Slaughter............... X

Wolf............ X

FARM SUBSIDIES

The House voted 338 for and 55 against to prevent subsidized federal water from irrigating surplus crops whose production the government wants to curtail. The amendment to HR 2567 (above) would phase out the dual subsidies that provide some western farmers with both low-cost U.S. water and crop-witholding payments. A yes vote was to end the dual subsidy.

MARYLAND

............... Yes ... No ... NV

Byron........... X

Cardin.......... X

Dyson........... X

Hoyer........... X

McMillen........ X

Morella......... X

VIRGINIA

Parris.......... X

Slaughter....... X

Wolf............ X

SENATE VOTES

AMTRAK VETO

By a vote of 64 for and 36 against, the Senate failed to achieve the two-thirds majority (67 votes) it needed to override President Bush's veto of a bill (HR 2364) authorizing $2 billion over three years for Amtrak and tightening Interstate Commerce Commission review of railroad acquisitions by non-railroad companies. Bush based his veto on the ICC provision. A yes vote was to fund Amtrak.

MARYLAND

................Yes ... No ... NV

Mikulski........ X

Sarbanes........ X

VIRGINIA

Robb............ X

Warner.......... X

CLOTURE VOTE

By a vote of 56 for and 44 against, the Senate failed to achieve the three-fifths majority (60 votes) it needed to end a filibuster against a bill (S 341) concerning accommodations for the blind during air travel. Under the bill, the Federal Aviation Administration could not ban the blind from exit row seats near emergency doors. Those mounting the filibuster want to add non-germane proposals such as one giving general aviation manufacturers added protection against negligence suits. A yes vote was to advance the bill to benefit blind air travelers.

MARYLAND

................Yes ... No ... NV

Mikulski........ X

Sarbanes........ X

VIRGINIA

Robb............ X

Warner.................. X

Compiled by Roll Call Report Syndicate