1972 Scorecard Vote

Marine Mammal Protections II
Senate Roll Call Vote 713
Issues: Wildlife, Oceans

Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (S 2871). The vote is on the Hart amendment to give the Secretary of Interior jurisdiction over all species of marine mammals, rather than dividing the jurisdiction between the Departments of Interior and Commerce. Conservationists believe that the Interior Department would be more sympathetic to the plight of marine mammals than the Commerce Department. The Administration opposed the Hart amendment. (Rejected 38-48. July 25, 1972. "Yes" is the correct vote.)

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 38  
Votes Against: 48  
Not Voting: 14  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
Senator Party State Vote