Vietnam Human Rights
The House approved legislation designed to promote freedom and democracy in Vietnam. The vote was 410 yeas to 1 nay.
Ohio: Sherrod Brown D-13th, Robert W. Ney R-18th
Pa.: Philip S. English R-21st, Melissa A. Hart R-4th
Ohio: James A. Traficant Jr. D-17th
The House on Sept. 5 extended the authorization for the federal government to operate the Drug-Free Communities Support Program for five more years and to authorize a National Community Anti-drug Coalition Institute. The vote was 402 yeas to 1 nay.
Ohio: Brown, Ney
Pa.: English, Hart
Export Administration Act
The Senate on Sept. 6 approved a restructuring of the federal authority to control exports. The legislation regulates the flow of products. Under the bill, the Commerce Department would be allowed to remove export controls from items available to the mass market. Supporters said it would help trade. Opponents said components often found in commercial products where the restrictions will be lifted could be used in the creation of weaponry. The vote was 85 yeas to 14 nays.
Ohio: George V. Voinovich R
Pa.: Rick Santorum R
Ohio: Mike DeWine, R
Pa.: Arlen Specter, R
Source: States News Service