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.

BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT

By a vote of 279 for and 150 against, the House failed to achieve the two-thirds majority needed to approve a constitutional amendment (HJ Res 268) requiring the federal government to balance its budget each year. Deficit spending was to have been outlawed except during wartime or if three-fifths majorities of the House and Senate voted to permit it. A yes vote supported the constitutional amendment.

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

MARYLAND

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIRGINIA

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

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

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

BALANCED BUDGET STATUTE

By a vote of 282 for and 114 against, the House sent to the Senate a bill (HR 5258) requiring that the president and congressional budget committees draft balanced federal budgets each year showing the exact spending cuts and revenue increases they recommend to stay out of the red. If Congress voted down the proposals, it would then pass a standard deficit-laden budget to run the government. Democratic leaders produced the bill to counter the GOP plan (above) to balance the budget by constitutional amendment. They said it was important for balanced-budget advocates to state precisely how they would avoid a deficit. But Republicans denounced the bill as political cover for those who voted against the constitutional amendment. A yes vote supported the Democratic bill.

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

MARYLAND

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIRGINIA

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

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

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

CUT IN FARM SPENDING

By a vote of 202 for and 216 against, the House refused to cut discretionary spending in a fiscal 1991 agriculture appropriations bill (HR 5268) by 2 percent across the board, saving $150 million. Exempted from the cut was to have been a nutritional program for poor infants and spending mandated by law. The $50.4 billion measure (HR 5268) was sent to the Senate. A yes vote supported the 2 percent cut.

...................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

CIVIL RIGHTS BILL

By a vote of 65 for and 34 against, the Senate sent to the House a bill (S 2104) providing sweeping new protections against job discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality or color. The Civil Rights Act of 1990 would counter recent Supreme Court rulings that have made it more difficult for employees to file and win job bias suits. One disputed provision would require employers to prove the business necessity of potentially discriminatory personnel decisions. Employers would face a burden of proof so demanding, critics said, that they would resort to hiring and promotion quotas to avoid litigation. The bill also would empower all bias victims to collect compensatory and in some cases punitive damages. Presently only victims of racial bias at work can receive such damages. A yes vote was to pass the bill.

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

MARYLAND

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

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

VIRGINIA

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

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

FARM SUBSIDIES

By a vote of 66 for and 30 against, the Senate tabled (killed) an attempt to end farm subsidies to agricultural operations that have averaged at least $500,000 in sales the last five years. Sponsors said their intent was to deny government payments to 14,000 of the nation's wealthiest farmers. The amendment to S 2830, a bill reauthorizing farm programs, sought to reduce production subsidies by an estimated $1.2 billion annually. A yes vote opposed the amendment.

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

MARYLAND

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

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

VIRGINIA

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

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

LIMIT ON IMPORTS

By a vote of 68 for and 32 against, the Senate sent to the House a bill (HR 4328) to protect U.S. jobs by limiting imports of textiles, apparel and footwear. Such imports could increase by only 1 percent annually, compared with the 3.5 percent annual growth of recent years. A yes vote was to limit textile, apparel and footwear imports.

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

MARYLAND

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

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

VIRGINIA

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

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

Compiled by Roll Call Report Syndicate