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 ---------

CAMPAIGN FINANCE

By a vote of 255 for and 155 against, the House sent to conference with the Senate a bill (HR 5400) changing the way congressional incumbents and challengers raise and spend campaign money. The bill was seen as a modest stab at reform compared to the more extensive Senate measure it will meet in conference. As it relates to House campaigns, the bill sets voluntary spending limits, provides limited public subidies of broadcast and postal costs to candidates accepting the limits, lessens the influence of political action committee money and encourages small donations from individuals. The Senate bill outlaws PAC contributions, which critics say enable special interests to call the shots on Capitol Hill. Members voting yes supported 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

PUBLIC FUNDING OF CAMPAIGNS

By a vote of 122 for and 128 against, with 183 members not voting, the House refused to amend HR 5400 (above) to provide for public funding of up to $100,000 to House candidates accepting the bill's spending limits. The amendment also would have lowered from $5,000 to $1,000 the amount individuals can give to a candidate and limited revenue from PACs to 40 percent of receipts.

House general election candidates were to have received public funds to match, dollar for dollar, individual in-state contributions of $50 or less, with the public money starting to flow after $25,000 in the individual contributions had been received. A yes vote supported 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

GOP SUBSTITUTE

By a vote of 169 for and 241 against, the House rejected a campaign finance substitute offered by Republicans to HR 5400 (above). The GOP plan differed mainly from the pending Democratic bill by setting no spending limits, requiring candidates to raise at least half their campaign revenue from within their congressional district and reducing from $5,000 to $1,000 the amount a PAC can contribute to a candidate.

A yes vote was for the GOP campaign finance reform proposal.

................. 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 ------

DEFENSE BILL

By a vote of 79 for and 19 against, the Senate passed a fiscal 1991 military spending bill of $289 billion, $26 billion less than President Bush had requested. The first post-Cold War budget (S 2884) begins "peace dividend" cuts projected at $180 billion to $200 billion over five years. It was approved before Iraq had completed its takeover of Kuwait.

The bill trims about 100,000 troops from the worldwide military personnel level of about 2.1 million, with half the cuts to take place in Europe. It authorizes production of two more B-2 "stealth" bombers next year rather than the five sought by Bush, and cuts his $4.7 billion request for continued development of a "Star Wars" anti-missile defense system to $3.7 billion. A yes vote was to pass the 1991 Pentagon budget.

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

MARYLAND

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

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

VIRGINIA

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

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

TROOPS IN EUROPE

By a vote of 59 for and 30 against, the Senate tabled (killed) an amendment to cut U.S. troops in Western Europe by 30,000 in addition to the 50,000 cut proposed in the 1991 defense authorization bill (above). This preserved the 50,000 multi-year cut, which would leave about 285,000 U.S. troops in Europe. A yes vote was to cut of 50,000 rather than 80,000 U.S. troops in Europe.

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

MARYLAND

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

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

VIRGINIA

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

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

MILITARY PAY

By a vote of 67 for and 32 against, the Senate tabled (killed) an amendment to hike from 3.5 to 4.1 percent the pay raise for uniformed personnel set in the 1991 Pentagon budget (above). A yes vote was for a 3.5 rather than 4.1 percent military pay raise.

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

MARYLAND

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

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

VIRGINIA

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

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

ABORTION

By a vote of 58 for and 41 against, the Senate fell short of overcoming a law that bans privately financed abortions at military hospitals overseas except when the woman's life is at stake. The vote was short of the three-fifths majority needed to end a filibuster by antiabortion senators during debate on the 1991 defense bill (above). The result was to keep in law a two-year-old ban on women paying for their abortions at base hospitals abroad. This is in addition to a longstanding ban on publicly financed abortions at the hospitals. A yes vote was to permit privately financed abortions at military hospitals abroad.

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

MARYLAND

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

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

VIRGINIA

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

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

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