9/11-RELATED FUNDING

For: 201 / Against: 222

The House rejected a Democratic bid to add $3.5 billion for first responders and $90 million for epidemiological studies associated with the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to a stopgap 2003 budget. On a non-record vote, the House then approved the temporary spending measure (HJ Res 13) that will fund most non-defense operations at 2002 levels until a permanent 2003 budget is in place. The permanent measure was headed for a House-Senate conference committee (next issue). A yes vote backed the funding increase.

MARYLAND

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Bartlett (R)

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Cardin (D)

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Cummings (D)

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Gilchrest (R)

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Hoyer (D)

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Ruppersberger (D)

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Van Hollen (D)

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Wynn (D)

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VIRGINIA

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Cantor (R)

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J. Davis (R)

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T. Davis (R)

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Moran (D)

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Wolf (R)

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EDUCATION FUNDING

For: 200 / Against: 209

The House refused to endorse a higher, Senate-passed spending level in fiscal 2003 for the departments of Education, Labor and Health and Human Services. This occurred as a House-Senate conference committee prepared to negotiate a permanent budget (HJ Res 2) for non-defense functions in 2003. The Senate has approved at least $5.7 billion more for education than House leaders allot in their version of the permanent budget. On this vote, the House rejected a nonbinding Democratic recommendation that House conferees accept the Senate figure. Debate centered on adequate funding of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act. The Democratic motion also urged House conferees to agree to the highest spending possible in HJ Res 2 for veterans and homeland security. A yes vote backed higher education spending in 2003.

MARYLAND

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Bartlett (R)

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Cardin (D)

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Cummings (D)

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Gilchrest (R)

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Hoyer (D)

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Ruppersberger (D)

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Van Hollen (D)

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Wynn (D)

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VIRGINIA

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Cantor (R)

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J. Davis (R)

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T. Davis (R)

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Moran (D)

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Wolf (R)

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GORDON ENGLAND CONFIRMATION

For: 99 / Against: 0

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Gordon R. England, 65, as deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. England had been secretary of the Navy, and before joining the administration in 2001 he was executive vice president of General Dynamics Corp. A yes vote was to confirm England.

MARYLAND

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Mikulski (D)

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Sarbanes (D)

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VIRGINIA

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Allen (R)

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Warner (R)

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