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. FAMILY LEAVE VETO

By a vote of 232 for and 195 against, the House fell short of the two-thirds majority it needed to override President Bush's veto of so-called family leave legislation. The bill (HR 770) required private employers of at least 50 persons, and state and local governments, to grant up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to workers caring for newborns or ailing family members. Leave-takers would have retained medical benefits and gotten back their old jobs or their equivalents. A yes vote was for enactment of the bill.

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

Byron......X.........Hoyer....X...........Parris........X

Cardin..X............McMillen.X...........Slaughter.....X

Dyson...X............Morella..X...........Wolf..........X REPRIMAND OF REP. FRANK

By a vote of 408 for and 18 against, the House approved a resolution (H Res 440) reprimanding Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) for official misconduct arising from his involvement with male prostitute Stephen L. Gobie. Reprimand ranks behind censure and expulsion as the toughest penalty House members can impose on a colleague. It does not strip away any prerogative or official position. The Ethics Committee found that Frank used his official office to fix 33 of Gobie's parking tickets and attempted to influence probation officials who were overseeing Gobie after his sex and drug convictions. A yes vote was to reprimand Frank.

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

Byron.......X........Hoyer.....X........Parris....X

Cardin......X........McMillen..X........Slaughter.X

Dyson.......X........Morella...X........Wolf......X BARNEY FRANK ISSUE

By a vote of 141 against and 287 for, the House rejected a bid to toughen from reprimand to censure the discipline of Rep. Frank (above) for abusing his office in incidents related to his friendship with a male prostitute. Censure would have jeopardized his committee seniority and required him to stand before the House to receive its rebuke. A yes vote was to stiffen the penalty against Frank to censure.

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

Byron.....X.....Hoyer.......X.....Parris....X

Cardin....X.....McMillen....X.....Slaughter.X

Dyson.....X.....Morella.....X.....Wolf......X ART DISPUTE

The House voted 297 for and 123 against to reduce the federal payment to Washington, D.C., by $1.6 million, the sum the University of the District of Columbia plans to spend to put a controversial sculpture on permanent display. "The Dinner Party" by Judy Chicago includes depictions of female genitalia. A yes vote was to cut the $1.6 million.

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

Byron...X.........Hoyer.......X.....Parris....X

Cardin.....X......McMillen.X........Slaughter.X

Dyson...X.........Morella.....X.....Wolf......X SUGAR PROGRAM

By a vote of 150 for and 271 against, the House rejected an amendment to lower from 18 cents to 16 cents per pound the level at which the government props up the price of domestic sugar. The vote occurred as the House debated a five-year extension of federal farm programs (HR 3950). A yes vote was to lower federal price supports and thus the market price of sugar.

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

Byron.....X......Hoyer.......X......Parris.......X

Cardin....X......McMillen....X......Slaughter....X

Dyson.....X......Morella..X.........Wolf......X ELIMINATION OF SUBSIDIES

By a vote of 159 for and 263 against, the House rejected a farm bill amendment to deny federal crop support payments to the nation's wealthiest farmers, those with adjusted gross incomes of $100,000 or more. A yes vote was to end taxpayer subsidies of the nation's wealthiest farmers.

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

Byron......X......Hoyer.......X.....Parris........X

Cardin..X.........McMillen.X........Slaughter.....X

Dyson......X......Morella..X........Wolf.......X HONEY PROGRAM

By a vote of 178 for and 215 against, the House rejected an amendment to phase out the federal honey program over four years. This put the House treatment of honey in the new farm bill at odds with that of the Senate, which voted (below) to end the 51-year-old loan program that guarantees profits to about 2,000 beekeepers regardless of market conditions. The program cost $385 million during the past five years. A yes vote was to phase out the federal subsidy of beekeepers.

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

Byron......X......Hoyer.......X.....Parris....X

Cardin..X.........McMillen.X........Slaughter....X

Dyson......X......Morella..X........Wolf......X DENOUNCEMENT OF SEN. DURENBERGER

The Senate voted 96 to 0 to denounce Sen. Dave Durenberger (R-Minn.) for "reprehensible" conduct consisting mainly of financial irregularities. The resolution (S Res 311) was based, in part, on Ethics Committee findings that he used a book promotion artifice to evade Senate limits on speaking fees, and a real estate scheme to obtain unwarranted reimbursement of Minnesota living expenses. A yes vote was to denounce Durenberger.

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

Mikulski..X........Robb...X

Sarbanes..X........Warner.X

SUGAR PROGRAM By a vote of 54 for and 44 against, the Senate tabled (killed) an amendment to the new farm bill (S 2830) to reduce from 18 to 16 cents a pound the propped-up price domestic sugar growers are guaranteed under federal farm policy. A yes vote opposed a cut in federal loan rate that sets the market price of sugar.

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

Mikulski.X........Robb......X

Sarbanes.....X....Warner....X PEANUT PROGRAM

By a vote of 57 for and 41 against, the Senate tabled (killed) a farm bill amendment to adopt a free-market system in place of the 51-year-old program that controls peanut production. By law, peanut growing for domestic markets is virtually the exclusive right of holders of federal quotas in seven states. A yes vote was to preserve the peanut program.

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

Mikulski..X........Robb...X

Sarbanes.....X.....Warner.X HONEY PROGRAM

By a vote of 46 for and 52 against, the Senate refused to preserve the 51-year-old price support program for honey. This vote adopted a farm bill amendment to phase out the program over four years. A yes vote was to preserve the federal honey program.

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

Mikulski..X.........Robb......X

Sarbanes.....X......Warner....X

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