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

PAYING FOR TROOPS IN JAPAN

The House voted 370 for and 53 against to require Japan to pay the $5 billion annual cost of stationing 50,000 U.S. troops and dependents there. This occurred during debate on the fiscal 1991 defense budget (HR 4739). About 5,000 of the Americans would be withdrawn annually if Japan declined to start paying for them. U.S. troops are based in Japan to protect it as well as American regional interests. A yes vote was to require Japan to begin paying for the American troops it hosts.

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

MARYLAND

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

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

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

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

McMillen ......... X

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

VIRGINIA

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

Slaughter ........ X

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

TROOPS IN SOUTH KOREA

By a vote of 157 for and 265 against, the House rejected an amendment to bring more troops home from South Korea than the White House wants returned as world tensions ease. The amendment to the 1991 defense bill (above) sought to reduce U.S. forces in South Korea from 43,000 to 30,000 in the next few years, compared to the 36,000 level sought by the Pentagon. A yes vote was to cap U.S. military strength in South Korea at 30,000.

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

MARYLAND

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

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

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

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

McMillen ......... X

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

VIRGINIA

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

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

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

STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS

The House refused, 200 for and 212 against, to kill student loan forgiveness for new borrowers who have joined the proposed "national service." This occurred as the House sent to conference with the Senate a bill (HR 4330) establishing the volunteer corps, which would place youths in community jobs such as conservation and drug counseling. The amendment sought to kill language canceling all interest and some principal on loans that volunteers receive after the bill becomes law. A yes vote was to eliminate loan forgiveness for national service volunteers.

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

MONEY FOR TAX COLLECTORS

By a vote of 35 for and 64 against, the Senate denied budget authority for the IRS to hire 1,050 additional agents for pursuing delinquents. The vote occurred during debate on a fiscal 1991 appropriations bill (HR 5241) later sent to conference with the House. It killed an amendment to appropriate $55.5 million for hiring agents to go after nearly $100 billion in taxes, interest and penalties the IRS has declared uncollectible from 10 million people. A yes vote was to hire additional tax collectors to pursue delinquent accounts.

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

MARYLAND

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

Sarbanes ......... X

VIRGINIA

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

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

GAYS AND MINORS IN D.C.

By a vote of 45 for and 54 against, the Senate refused to kill an amendment concerning the District of Columbia law that protects homosexuals against discrimination. The amendment was proposed to the fiscal 1991 appropriations bill (HR 5311) for the federal city, which remained in debate. At issue was gay adults taking part in activities for youths such as scouting and Big Brothers. The amendment seeks to ensure that such organizations do not violate the D.C. code if they exclude homosexuals from positions where they lead minors or act as role models. A yes vote was to kill the amendment.

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

MARYLAND

Mikulski ......... X

Sarbanes ......... X

VIRGINIA

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

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

SEAFOOD INSPECTION

By a vote of 39 for and 59 against, the Senate rejected an amendment to prevent the Department of Agriculture from taking charge of government seafood inspection. The amendment sought to keep the Commerce Department and Food and Drug Administration in charge. The vote cleared the way for the USDA to take over a new initiative centralizing and toughening federal inspection of fish and shellfish. Commerce and the FDA would have secondary roles under the bill (S 2924), which was later sent to the House. The USDA seafood program would be similar to its meat and poultry inspection operations, involving random checks of processing plants and resulting in a USDA seal on approved products. Turf battles among committees produced much of the discord over this amendment. A yes vote was to keep the USDA from taking charge of federal seafood inspection.

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

MARYLAND

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

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

VIRGINIA

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

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

Compiled by Roll Call Report Syndicate