1976 Scorecard Vote
Public Works Authorizations for Jobs: The vote is on the Muskie amendment to authorize up to to $1.42 billion for construction of waste water treatment plants, plus funds for other state and local services expected to provide jobs. The Administration's budget contained no funds at all for waste water treatment grants to states in fiscal 1977. This meant that states which were already using federal grant money to build sewage treatment facilities would be left hanging for half a year with no money to complete their projects. Environmentalists supported the additional funds. April 13, 1976. Adopted 48-32. The correct vote is yes.