Here's how some major bills fared recently in Congress andhow local Congress members voted, as provided by Thomas' Roll Call Report Syndicate. NV means Not Voting.

HOUSE VOTES

KOSOVO

For: 270 / Against: 155

The House voted to allow the fiscal 2000 defense budget (HR 1401) to fund peacekeeping in Kosovo now that Serbia has agreed to withdraw its army. The $288.8 billion defense budget, later approved by a 6 to 1 ratio, authorizes a 4.8 percent military pay raise, funds a nuclear and conventional weapons buildup, and spends $3.7 billion on national missile defenses.

MARYLAND

Yes No NV

Bartlett (R) *

Cardin (D) *

Ehrlich (R) *

Gilchrest (R) *

Hoyer (D) *

Cummings (D) *

Morella (R) *

Wynn (D) *

VIRGINIA

Yes No NV

Davis (R) *

Moran (D) *

Wolf (R) *

Bateman (R) *

Bliley (R) *

NUCLEAR WEAPONS LABS

For: 159 / Against: 266

The House refused to place a two-year moratorium on visits by scientists from "sensitive" countries such as China to unclassified areas of U.S. nuclear weapons labs. The amendment was offered to a defense bill (HR 1401, above) that already tightened lab security in response to a new congressional report on Chinese espionage at the Department of Energy facilities. The bill imposes an approximately two-month ban on visitors to give the department time to put new security measures in place. A yes vote backed a two-year rather than two-months ban on foreign access to U.S. weapons labs.

MARYLAND

Yes No NV

Bartlett (R) *

Cardin (D) *

Ehrlich (R) *

Gilchrest (R) *

Hoyer (D) *

Cummings (D) *

Morella (R) *

Wynn (D) *

VIRGINIA

Yes No NV

Davis (R) *

Moran (D) *

Wolf (R) *

Bateman (R) *

Bliley (R) *

TROOPS IN EUROPE

For: 116 / Against: 307

The House rejected an amendment to the defense bill (HR 1401, above) to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Europe from 100,000 to 25,000 over three years. A yes vote was to cut U.S. troop strength in Europe by 75 percent over three years.

MARYLAND

Yes No NV

Bartlett (R) *

Cardin (D) *

Ehrlich (R) *

Gilchrest (R) *

Hoyer (D) *

Cummings (D) *

Morella (R) *

Wynn (D) *

VIRGINIA

Yes No NV

Davis (R) *

Moran (D) *

Wolf (R) *

Bateman (R) *

Bliley (R) *

HAITI

For: 227 / Against: 198

The House approved an amendment to HR 1401 (above) to pull American troops out of Haiti by the end of the year. About 500 U.S. troops are based in Haiti at a cost of $20 million annually.

MARYLAND

Yes No NV

Bartlett (R) *

Cardin (D) *

Ehrlich (R) *

Gilchrest (R) *

Hoyer (D) *

Cummings (D) *

Morella (R) *

Wynn (D) *

VIRGINIA

Yes No NV

Davis (R) *

Moran (D) *

Wolf (R) *

Bateman (R) *

Bliley (R) *

SENATE VOTES

MILITARY SPENDING

For: 16 / Against: 81

The Senate refused to transfer $3.1 billion from lower priority military accounts to higher priority defense readiness and modernization accounts. The amendment was offered to a $267.8 billion defense appropriations bill (S 1122) for fiscal 2000 that was later passed by a wide margin. The $3.1 billion is to fund scores of home-state projects favored by individual senators. A yes vote backed cuts in lower priority defense programs.

MARYLAND

Yes No NV

Mikulski (D) *

Sarbanes (D) *

VIRGINIA

Yes No NV

Robb (D) *

Warner (R) *