1971 Scorecard Vote

EPA Liability II
House Roll Call Vote 249
Issue: Toxics/Public Right to Know

Federal Environmental Pesticide Control Act of 1971 (HR 10729). The bill required EPA to pay the pesticide manufacturers for any losses they might suffer if EPA cancelled registration of a pesticide already on the market. This would discourage EPA from acting and encourage a use-now-test-later philosophy among the manufacturers. The vote is on the Eckhardt amendment to bar any repayment to manufacturers if they knew or could have foreseen the dangers of their product. The Nixon Administration supported the pesticides bill as written by the House Agriculture Committee and lobbied against the amendment. (Rejected 168-203. Nov. 9, 1971. "Yes" is the correct vote.)

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 168  
Votes Against: 202  
Not Voting: 61  
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