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Jiciinomi.sl Newxpapcr;., Wudnu.sdjy, April i. \How your congressman voted] Health reporting By ROLL CALL REPORT WASHINGTON - Here's how area Members of Congress were recorded on major roll call votes March 2430. BOUSE KENNEDY KING-Adopted, 230 for and 181 against, a resolution (H Res 433) extending the life of the Select Committee on Assassinations through 1378. UK panel, created fast year to investigate the John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther Eing murders, had been scheduled to disband March 31. To gain support in this vote it drastics IN cut its budget and fired its chief counsel. Bep. Cardiss Collins (D- HL), a supporter, said "the myriad questions surrounding the tssissinations,,,are urn important and persistent to go unanswered. Public opinion surveys show that the majority of Americans hive serious and continuing doubts regarding the sole guilt of James Earl Ray and Lee Harvey Ow- swald..." Rep. John Ashbrook (R- Ohio), an opponent, said: "The brief history (of the committee) has been a strange comedy of errors. Political pundits bave called it the congressional version of the Gong Show...Will anyone really believe what the Assassinations Committee has to say after witnessing these antics?" Reps. Ralph Metcalfe (D- 1), Mtrgan Mtrphy (IH), Cardiss Collins (D-7), Sidney Yates D-9), Frank Annunzio (D-ll), Philip Crane (R-12), John Anderson (R- 16), George O'Brien (R-T7), Thomas Railsback (IMS) and George Shipley (D-22) voted "yea." Reps. Martta Basso (D- 3), Edward DerwiwH R- 4), Job* Fary (IM), Henry Hyde (R-6), Dan Bosten- kowski (D-8), Abner Mikva (D-l)), Robert McClory (R, W), John Erlenborn (R-M), Tom Corcoran (H-15), Ed- ward Madlgan (R-21) and Paul Simon (0-24) voted "nay." Reps Robert Michel (R- 18), Paul Findley (R-20) and Melvin Price (D-Z3) did not vote. SECRET SESSION-Defeated, 185 for and 226 against, a motion that the House go into secret session to hear of any new evidence the Assassinations Committee has uncovered to justify its continuation Rep. Robert Bauman (R- Md.), the sponsor, said the committee should conduct such a briefing because the full House "has the right to know exactly what it is before it votes to commit $5 million and two years and the prestige of the House." He added, "The committee has thumped along like the Toonerville Trolley, dropping rumors, hints, people, two chairmen and a general counsel, who was sacked this morning with all the aplomb of Kaiser Wilhelm dismissing Chancellor Bismarck " Bep. Louis Stokes D~ Ohio), the committee chairman, opposed the motion. He said the panel had considered a briefing of the entire House, but "after a great deal of deliberation as to the unwieldy aspects of being able to contain highly sensitive materials and communications,..decided that it would be too unwieldy a procedure and would in all probability redound against the committee...." Rosso, DendasJd, Hyde, Crane, McClory, Erlenborn, Corcoran, O'Brien, Railsback and Madlgan voted "yea." Metcalfe, Murphy, Fary, Collins, Rostenkowski, Yates, Mi leva, Annunzio, Anderson, Shipley and Simon voted "nay." Michel, Findley and Price did not vote. NEW COMMITTEE-Adopted, 211 for and 147 against, a resolution (H Res 420) creating the Select Committee on Congressional Operations to assume WCOMETAX SERVICE available for Tafman customere through TALMAN SERVICES CORPORATION a wholly owned subsidiary of ToUnan Federal Savings Loan Association Experienced Staff-Reasonable Rates Homo OfflCQ 5S01S _ 434-3322' MOnOoyt. 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John Anderson (R- 111.), an opponent, pointed out that the Senate had just cut its number of committees, and asked: "Does it make any sense for us at the same time to move in the exact opposite direction by contributing to the further fragmentation of jurisdictions and proliferation of select committees...?" Metcalfe, Derwiasfci, Ros- tenkowski, Anmuttio, Erlenborn, O'Brien, Shipley, . Price and Simon voted "yea." Mprpay, Rasso, Hyde, Yates, Crane, McClory, Corcoran, Anderson, Michel, Railsback, Findley and Madigan voted "nay." Fary, Collins and Mikva did not vote. SENATE PAY RAISE-Tabled, 53 for and 41 against, an amendment to repeal the pay raise that recently accrued to Members of Congress, federal judges, high- level bureaucrats and certain other federal employes The amendment had been proposed to HR 4800, an unemployment benefits bill later passed and sent to conference with the House. This was the Senate's second Tecord vote on the pay bike, both of them bearing indirectly on the issue The House has not held a record vote. Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W. Va.), a supporter of the move to table, said: "Now, any senator who wants to return bis pay can do it I returned the five per cent increase through last year...but I do not intend to return this increase. I think I am entitled to it. Sen Clifford Hansen (B- Wyo,). an opponent of the tabling motion, said that in accepting higher pay senators "failed to recognize and we failed,to address the facUthat everyone of 217 million Americans...are equally plagued by Ihe problems of inflation. And we did not do one thing about that." Sens. Charles Percy (R) and Adlai Stevenson (D) voted "yea " PAY RAISE--Refused, 30 for and 64 against, to table an amendment requiring record votes on future pay raises for congressmen and certain other federal officials Those voting among the 30 expressed opposition to the record vote requirement. After the tabling attempt failed, the language was attached to HR 4800, an unemployment benefits bill later passed and sent to conference with the House. If, the mandatory record vote' language survives the conference, and other hurdles and becomes law, each house of Congress will have to vote up or down any pay hikes recommended by the Commission on Executive, Judicial and Legislative Salaries. Sen. Russell Long (D- La.) t a supporter of the tabling motion, said the amendment was not germane to HR 4800, and added that it was a "conflict of interest" for a Member to vote on his own salary. "I feel qualified to pass on the salaries of others, but 1 am reluctant to pass on my own," be said. Sen. Dewey Bartlett: {R- , Okla.), sponsor of thC'i amendment, said: "On virtually every other type of question to come before the · Senate, we take a position. But on pay increases for ourselves and others, we do J ' Stevemson voted "yea" and Percy voted '·'nay." ETHICS--Tabled, 53 for and 23 against, an amendment deleting from the new ethics code a prohibition against senators working at certain second jobs for money. 'The code ( S Res llu), headed for a vote of adoption by the Senate, prevent! a senator from working concurrently in his law practice or any other profession he might have. Sen. Henry Bellmen (S- Okla.), sponsor of the amendment to eliminate the ban, said the prohibition would "turn the Senate into a body of professional politicians." Percy voted "nay" and Steveftsoa did not vote. seminar Apr. 13 Ginger, 11, lives in world of dreams Fridays 6 PM to 6 PM SOhK*W* 9.3QAM.I02-PM Ginger Mendez is an 11- year-old foster child who lives in a world of make believe and dreams. One of her favorite pastimes is playing bouse and "pretending my stuffed animals are real animals, and fny doll* are my friends." Keepmovino aiioaa, COmFORT8BLU in BIB OVeBBLLS ·'GOSH MEN · WOMEN CHILDREN TEENS!!! 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Abner Mikva (D-lOth), a member of the House ways and means committee. Mikva will speak on national health care issues. Any national health care legislation would have to be approved by the ways and means committee before it could be brought up for a vote of the full House Special guest speaker 'for the seminar will be Jack Mabley; a columnist for the Chicago Tribune. Mabley, a member of the board of trustees at Skdkie Valley Community hospital, will speak on "The Hospital Administration and the Newsman." The opening speaker will be James Ahrens, vice pres-' Jdent, planning, for the Illinois Hospital association. Ahrens will discuss the role of coordinated health care planning and'how such planning would "effect the public's hospital costs. Later, a panel of health care reporting ^specialists will offer tips and suggestions, for reporting health care news and trends. 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