Date: 11/02/1995 09:09 pm (Thursday)
From: PATRICIA SCOTT
ELL-CAROL,TENLEY-CLARENCE, . . .
Subject: Good News
Finally, some good news to report from Capitol Hill!!!!!
This afternoon, the House passed a motion to instruct the
conferees to delete all of the legislative riders from our
Appropriations bill. The motion passed by a vote of 227 to 194.
63 Republicans joined 163 Democrats and I Independent to vote in
favor of the motion. 29 Democrats and 165 Republicans voted no.
Unfortunately, this is a non-binding resolution, so when the
House and Senate go to conference to reconcile their differences,
they may still decide to attach some or possibly all of the
riders. But today's vote strengthens the hands of the conferees
opposed to the riders and serves as a symbolic victory both for
the environment and for EPA.
The House and Senate conferees are as follows (they all sit on
the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on VA, HUD and
Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Tom DeLay (R-TX)
Barbara Vucanovich (R-NV)
James Walsh (R-NY)
David Hobson (R-OH)
Joe Knollenberg (R-MI)
Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NY)
Mark Neumann (R-WI)
Louis Stokes (D-OH)
Alan Mollohan (D-WV)
Jim Chapman (D-TX)
Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Kit Bond (R-MO)
Phil Gramm (R-TX)
Conrad Burns (R-MT)
Ted Stevens (R-AK)
Richard Shelby (R-AL)
Robert Bennett (R-UT)
Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Pat Leahy (D-VT)
Bennett Johnson (D-LA)
Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Bob Kerrey (D-NE)
No date yet when the conference will get underway.