WASHINGTON -- Following are the votes of Western New York's four members of the House of Representatives and the state's two U.S. senators on major legislation in Congress last week. A "Y" means the member voted for the measure; an "N" means the member voted against the measure.
Abortion -- The Senate on Tuesday approved, 54-45, an amendment to prevent federal workers from paying for abortions with government health insurance. The measure would provide for exceptions in the cases of rape, incest and threats to the mother's life.
Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato, R, Y; Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D, N.
Tobacco -- The Senate on Wednesday rejected, 53-47, an amendment that would end crop insurance subsidies to tobacco growers.
D'Amato, N; Moynihan, Y.
Balanced budget -- The House on Wednesday failed by an 81-347 vote to pass a bipartisan bill that would enforce the balanced budget agreement. The proposal would have required Congress and the White House to take action if spending and revenue targets were not on track to achieving a balanced budget by 2002. Enforcement strategies would include freezing funds for programs that were overspending and delaying tax cuts.
Rep. Amo Houghton, R-Corning, Y; Rep. John J. LaFalce, D-Town of Tonawanda, N; Rep. Jack Quinn, R-Hamburg, N; Rep. Bill Paxon, R-Amherst, N.
Tobacco -- The House on Thursday rejected, 216-209, an amendment that would end crop insurance subsidies to tobacco growers.
Houghton, N; LaFalce, Y; Quinn, Y; Paxon, N.
Agriculture -- The House on Thursday approved, 392-32, a $49 billion agriculture spending bill for fiscal year 1998.
Houghton, Y; LaFalce, Y; Quinn, Y; Paxon, Y.