Time on Capitol Hill

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In recent weeks, Congress has acted on several controversial issues. Here's how your Representative and Senators cast their votes:

THE ISSUES

VOTE 1

ASSAULT WEAPONS: In a lobbying showdown between the National Rifle Association and the gun-control movement, the House voted 216 to 214 on May 5 to ban the sale of 19 designated assault weapons. Last fall the Senate passed a similar measure 50 to 49. Now an uncontested part of the Omnibus Anti-Crime Bill, the weapons ban will face its next legislative test when reconciliation is completed, probably in the next two weeks.

VOTE 2

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