1979 Scorecard Vote
H.R. 4338. Energy and Water Development Appropriations, FY 1980. The vote is on the Cavanaugh amendment to delete $6 billion from the funding for the O'Neill Unit in Nebraska. This project involves a dam on the Niobrara river and a 28 mile diversion canal irrigation. Environmentalists fought the project because it would destroy or damage as many farms as it would benefit, waste federal money, and ruin an excellent canoe stream while claiming phony recreational benefits. They also questioned the safety of the dam. The Carter administration lobbied against Cavanaugh's amendment to cut funding. Rejected 106-210. June 15, 1979. Yes is the correct vote.