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 Wayne T. Gilchrest (R-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), James P. Moran Jr. (D-8th), and Frank R. Wolf (R-10th).

NV means Not Voting.

HOUSE VOTES

WAR IN THE GULF

By a tally of 399 for, 6 against and 30 not voting, the House approved a non-binding resolution (S Res 2) commending the performance of President Bush and the U.S. military in the ongoing war with Iraq. Most floor remarks were non-controversial and heavily patriotic. But some members saw the Democratic-drafted measure as political cover for those who days earlier, on a pair of issues, had voted against authorizing Bush to begin hostilities and for delaying any attack until after international sanctions and diplomacy had been given more time to work. Those votes occurred four days before the Jan. 16 attack on Iraq, and Bush prevailed on both issues despite heavy opposition. A yes vote supported the resolution.

MARYLAND

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

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

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

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

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

Gilchrest . X ...........

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

VIRGINIA

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

Moran ..... X ...........

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

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

SENATE VOTES

WAR AGAINST IRAQ

By a vote of 98 for and zero against, the Senate approved S Res 2 (above), which expressed support of "the president as commander in chief in the Persian Gulf hostilities" and U.S. servicemen and -women in Operation Desert Storm for "carrying out their missions with professional excellence, dedicated patriotism and exemplary bravery." A yes vote supported the resolution.

MARYLAND

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

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

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

VIRGINIA

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

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

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

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