1974 Scorecard Vote

Mass Transit II
House Roll Call Vote 908
Issue: Transportation

Federal Mass Transportation Act of 1974 (H.R. 12859). The vote is on the Harsha substitute to reduce all federal spending on mass transportation from $20 billion to $11 billion. The bill was intended to be a comprehensive 6 year program to fund existing systems as well as new transit operations in both cities and rural areas. The American Public Transit Association estimated that $3 to $4 billion per year would be needed just to fund new transit systems. By allocating only $1.8 billion per year, the Harsha substitute bill would allow many systems to decay, losing more riders and increasing operating deficits. Thus the nation would be forced to rely even more heavily on automobiles, causing increased air pollution and gasoline consumption, whose rising prices have a major inflationary impact. The Ford Administration supported the amendment. August 20, 1974. Passed 257-155. NO is the correct vote.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 257  
Votes Against: 155  
Not Voting: 23  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
Representative Party District Vote
Bevill, TomDAL-04 
Young, DonRAK-AL 
Steiger, SamRAZ-03 
Stark, PeteDCA-08 
Fuqua, DonDFL-02 
Frey, LouisRFL-09 
Mayne, WileyRIA-06 
Skubitz, JoeRKS-05 
Lott, TrentRMS-05 
Taylor, GeneRMO-07 
Jarman, JohnROK-05 
Yatron, GusDPA-06 
Baker, LaMarRTN-03 
Jones, EdDTN-07 
Archer, BillRTX-07 
Meeds, LloydDWA-02 
Foley, TomDWA-05