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; an "A" means the member did not vote.
International Monetary Fund -- The Senate Thursday passed, 84 to 16, a bill providing $18 billion to the International Monetary Fund. President Clinton requested the money to help stabilize Asian economies.
Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato, R, Y; Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D, Y.
Mexico -- The Senate voted Thursday, 54 to 45, to continue acknowledging Mexico as a U.S. partner in the war against drugs. By law, the president is required annually to certify that countries in which illegal drugs are produced are cooperating with U.S. drug-control operations. The Senate agreed with President Clinton that Mexico is "fully cooperative" in the fight.
D'Amato, Y; Moynihan, N.
Burials -- The House passed Thursday, 412 to 0, a bill that would make the eligibility rules for burial at Arlington National Cemetery more specific. Plots would be limited to members of the armed forces who die on active duty, military retirees, recipients of the Medal of Honor and other top awards, former prisoners of war and former presidents. The legislation would prohibit the granting of waivers to public officers who do not meet the requirements.
Rep. Amo Houghton, R-Corning, Y; Rep. John J. LaFalce, D-Town of Tonawanda, Y; Rep. Jack Quinn, R-Hamburg, Y; Rep. Bill Paxon, R-Amherst, Y.