1971 Scorecard Vote

Waste Water Treatment
Senate Roll Call Vote 259
Issue: Water

Water Pollution Control bill (S 2770). The bill gives the Environmental Protection Agency contract authority to guarantee federal payment of 60-75% of the costs of waste treatment plants. The vote is on the Boggs amendment to require annual Congressional appropriations for waste water treatment, instead of using contract authority. This makes EPA's future funding uncertain, and discourages long range efforts by cities and states who depend on the federal government to pay its share. (Rejected 34-58; November 2, 1971; "No" is the correct vote.)

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 33  
Votes Against: 58  
Not Voting: 8  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
Senator Party State Vote