Following are the votes of Western New York's four members of the House of Representatives on major legislation in Congress last week. There were no significant votes in the Senate. A "Y" means the member voted for the measure; an "N" means the member voted against the measure; an "A" means the member did not vote.
The House Wednesday approved, 248-178, a bill that allows property owners to take land-use disputes directly to federal court. Republican supporters and property-rights advocates say it enables landowners to challenge regulatory restrictions efficiently, bypassing exhaustive state court and appeals procedures. President Clinton immediately threatened to veto the bill. Democratic opponents say the threat of an expensive federal lawsuit could force small local governments to cave in to zoning demands from developers. A "yes" vote favors the bill.
Rep. Amo Houghton, R-Corning, Y; Rep. John J. LaFalce, D-Town of Tonawanda, N; Rep. Jack Quinn, R-Hamburg, Y; Rep. Bill Paxon, R-Amherst, Y.