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ROLL CALL

The House

August 13, 1992

Aid to Russian Republics

By a vote of 255 for and 164 against, the House passed a bill (HR 4547) sending $417 million to the former Soviet republics in fiscal 1993, mostly for economic development and humanitarian projects.

The bill also provides a special $12 billion contribution to the International Monetary Fund and up to $15 million for an American volunteer effort to nurture democracy in the former Soviet Union.

A yes vote was to send aid to the former Soviet republics and increase U.S. support of the IMF.

How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Rep. Moorhead (R) x Rep. Roybal (D) x Rep. Waxman (D) x

New Program for Families

By a vote of 256 for and 163 against, the House passed a bill (HR 3603) setting up a new entitlement program to help states better deliver family preservation services.

The bill also increases food stamp benefits for poor families with children. A tax hike on incomes over $1 million would pay the projected $7 billion, five-year cost of HR 3603.

The bill's entitlement language guarantees higher appropriations for child and family support programs that now must compete with other social programs for scarce federal dollars.

How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Rep. Moorhead (R) x Rep. Roybal (D) x Rep. Waxman (D) x

Alternative Family Bill

By a vote of 191 for and 230 against, the House rejected a bipartisan alternative to the bill upgrading social services to troubled families.

The alternative to HR 3603 sought less federal red tape and bureaucracy.

Its key feature was to combine funding of several family and child welfare programs, including foster care, into few-strings-attached block grants to the states.

A yes vote supported the alternative plan for helping troubled families.

How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Rep. Moorhead (R) x Rep. Roybal (D) x Rep. Waxman (D) x

Source: Roll Call Report Syndicate

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