For the RecordHere's how some major bills fared recently in Congress and how local congressional members voted, as provided by Thomas Voting Reports. NV means Not Voting.

House VotesIRAQ TROOP BUILDUPFor: 246 / Against: 182The House passed a nonbinding resolution (H Con Res 63) opposing President Bush's decision to deploy 21,500 additional combat troops to Iraq, expanding the U.S. force there to at least 150,000 troops. The measure, now before the Senate, states that Congress "will continue to support and protect" current and former U.S. troops in Iraq. Seventeen Republicans voted for the resolution and two Democrats voted against it.

A yes vote was to pass the resolution.

MARYLAND

Y

N

NV

Bartlett (R)

-

·

-

Cummings (D)

·

-

-

Gilchrest (R)

·

-

-

Hoyer (D)

·

-

-

Ruppersberger (D)

·

-

-

Sarbanes (D)

·

-

-

Van Hollen (D)

·

-

-

Wynn (D)

·

-

-

VIRGINIA

Y

N

NV

Cantor (R)

-

·

-

J. Davis (R)

-

-

·

T. Davis (R)

·

-

-

Moran (D)

·

-

-

Wolf (R)

-

·

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Senate VotesCATCH-UP 2007 BUDGETFor: 81 / Against: 15The Senate gave final congressional approval to a measure (HJ Res 20) providing $463.5 billion in fiscal 2007 appropriations for departments and agencies left without regular annual budgets when the 109th Congress adjourned Jan. 4. This continuing resolution keeps most spending at 2006 levels but increases spending for programs such as veterans' health care, housing subsidies and Pell Grants for needy college students, and for agencies such as the FBI, National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. Although the measure funds a 2.2 percent pay increase for civil servants, it denies members of Congress a $3,300 raise -- to $168,500 annually -- that was planned for 2007.

A yes vote was to complete the unfinished budget work of the 109th Congress.

MARYLAND

Y

N

NV

Cardin (D)

·

-

-

Mikulski (D)

·

-

-

VIRGINIA

Yes

No

NV

Warner (R)

-

·

-

Webb (D)

·

-

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