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THE HOUSE

Tracking Drug Money

By a vote of 127 to 283, the House defeated the stricter of two proposals for banks to keep records of international wire transfers that could involve drug money. The proposal was for a Treasury Department pilot program in which selected banks would have had to keep track of customers wiring large sums overseas. Left intact by the vote was the softer approach, supported by bank lobbyists, of letting Treasury draft regulations address the problem.

Members voting yes supported the pilot program.

How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Rep. Beilenson (D) x Rep. Berman (D) x Rep. Gallegly (R) x Rep. Moorhead (R) x Rep. Thomas (R) x Rep. Waxman (D) x

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Jerusalem

By a vote of 378 to 34, the House approved a non-binding resolution (HR 290) recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and urging that it remain unpartitioned and that Jews be permitted access to its religious sites. The U.S. government does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and keeps the American Embassy in Tel Aviv.

Members voting yes want U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Rep. Beilenson (D) x Rep. Berman (D) x Rep. Gallegly (R) x Rep. Moorhead (R) x Rep. Thomas (R) x Rep. Waxman (D) x

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Budget Plan

By a vote of 106 to 305, the House rejected a blueprint for the government’s $1.2-trillion fiscal 1991 budget. Popular among Republicans, the measure called for higher defense and lowersocial spending than the Democratic budget plan (HR 310) it sought to replace. But it was less generous to defense than President Bush’s budget. Its main feature was to freeze defense and domestic spending other than for entitlement programs at 1990 levels.

The vote occurred as the House worked toward approval of a 1991 congressional budget resolution that will guide later action on individual spending bills.

Members voting yes supported the GOP-backed budget plan.

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How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Rep. Beilenson (D) x Rep. Berman (D) x Rep. Gallegly (R) x Rep. Moorhead (R) x Rep. Thomas (R) x Rep. Waxman (D) x


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