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.

ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY

By a vote of 327 for and 93 against, the House sent to the Senate a bill (HR 4329) authorizing nearly $1 billion over three years for programs to keep the United States a leader in technology. The bill reauthorized the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which regulates weights and measures, and funded government research to benefit specific enterprises such as steel and fire control. Its most disputed feature was funding of the Advanced Technology Program, which provides federal grants to help entrepreneurs develop new technologies. The bill authorized nearly $400 million over three years for ATP. President Bush, who prefers private funding of such ventures, had recommended $10 million annually. A yes vote was to pass the bill.

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

MARYLAND

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

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

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

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

McMillen .......... X

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

VIRGINIA

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

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

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

DRUGS AND DRIVER'S LICENSES By a vote of 331 for and 88 against, the House adopted an amendment inducing states to suspend the driver's licenses of drug criminals. States not doing so would lose 2 percent of their federal highway funds. The amendment was attached to a fiscal 1991 transportation appropriations bill (HR 5229). A yes vote was for the amendment.

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

MARYLAND

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

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

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

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

McMillen .......... X

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

VIRGINIA

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

Slaughter ......... X

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

SENATE VOTES

ANTI-CRIME BILL

By a vote of 93 for and 6 against, the Senate sent the House a mammoth anti-crime bill (S 1970) that expands gun control and capital punishment, gets tough with savings and loan criminals, limits appeals by death row inmates, creates up to 2,000 new federal law enforcement positions, imposes stiffer drug penalties and provides special funding for "boot camp" prisons that use harsh measures to discourage inmates from becoming career criminals. Among the most disputed provisions were ones outlawing nine types of assault weapons and making 34 additional federal crimes punishable by death. Least contested were stepped-up prosecution of S&L fraud and tougher sentences for S&L executives who looted their own thrifts and left taxpayers with cleanup costs. A yes vote supported the bill.

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

MARYLAND

Mikulski........... X

Sarbanes .......... X

VIRGINIA

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

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

FOOD HANDLING AND AIDS

The Senate rejected, 39 for and 61 against, a proposal to remove those with AIDS from public kitchens. The proposal sought to make it legal under the Americans with Disabilities Act (S 933) for employers to transfer workers with communicable diseases from food-handling positions. The vote took place as the Senate sent the bill back to conference with the House. The issue was raised because Senate-House conferees had disregarded earlier votes in both chambers to keep restaurant employees with AIDS from handling food. A yes vote was to keep those with AIDS from handling the public's food.

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

MARYLAND

Mikulski ................. X

Sarbanes ................. X

VIRGINIA

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

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

CIVIL RIGHTS AND CONGRESS

By a vote of 63 for and 26 against, the Senate tabled, in effect killing, an amendment giving congressional employees the same right as other citizens to sue their employers in federal court under a pending bill (S 2104) to outlaw job discrimination. At issue was the tradition of Congress exempting itself from civil rights laws on the rationale that separation of powers insulates it from answering to federal prosecutors and judges. Congressional aides can use administrative channels within Congress to allege discrimination. A yes vote was to keep Congress immune from job discrimination lawsuits by its employees.

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

MARYLAND

Mikulski........... X

Sarbanes .......... X

VIRGINIA

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

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

LIMITING FOOTWEAR IMPORTS

By a vote of 68 for and 32 against, the Senate preserved a plan to begin limiting imports of certain foreign athletic shoes. This killed an amendment to remove quotas sought for sports shoes made overseas by companies such as Nike and Reebok. The overall legislation (HR 4328) seeks to protect jobs in the American textile, apparel and footwear industries. A yes vote was to limit imports of certain foreign athletic shoes.

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

MARYLAND

Mikulski........... X

Sarbanes .......... X

VIRGINIA

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

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

Compiled by Roll Call Report Syndicate