1971 Scorecard Vote

Senate Roll Call Vote 127
Issues: Toxics/Public Right to Know, Lands/Forests

Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Appropriations bill for fiscal 1972 (HR 9270). The vote is on the Nelson amendment to remove $7.8 million for the Department of Agriculture's massive fire ant control program, which included widespread aerial spraying of the pesticide Mirex over 120 million acres in the southeastern U.S. Before this vote occurred, the Environmental Protection Agency had already cancelled the registration of Mirex because it was extremely toxic and more persistent in human tissue than DDT. (Rejected 28-53; July 15, 1971; "Yes" is the correct vote.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 28  
Votes Against: 52  
Not Voting: 19  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
Senator Party State Vote