1971 Scorecard Vote

Pesticide Control
House Roll Call Vote 247
Issue: Toxics/Public Right to Know

Federal Environmental Pesticide Control Act of 1971 (HR 10729). This bill as reported by the House Agriculture Committee was even weaker than existing law. The vote is on Rep. Dow's amendment to strengthen the bill by: a) putting the burden of proving the safety of pesticides on the manufacturer, rather than on the EPA; b) requiring the manufacturer to disclose all their data on the environmental effects of their pesticides; c) making it easier for EPA to cancel registration of pesticides; d) allowing EPA to consider whether a hazardous pesticide is really essential when determining appropriate uses.

The Nixon Administration supported the pesticides bill as written by the House Agriculture Committee and lobbied against the amendment. (Rejected 152-221. Nov. 9, 1971. "Yes" is the correct vote.)

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 152  
Votes Against: 220  
Not Voting: 59  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
Representative Party District Vote
Bevill, TomDAL-07 
Steiger, SamRAZ-03 
Fuqua, DonDFL-02 
Frey, LouisRFL-05 
Mayne, WileyRIA-06 
Skubitz, JoeRKS-05 
Jarman, JohnROK-05 
Yatron, GusDPA-06 
Baker, LaMarRTN-03 
Jones, EdDTN-08 
Archer, BillRTX-07 
Meeds, LloydDWA-02 
Foley, TomDWA-05 
Kee, JamesDWV-05