1975 Scorecard Vote

Oil Subsidies
House Roll Call Vote 21
Issue: Dirty Energy

The Tax Reduction Act of 1975 (H.R. 2166). The vote is on the Green amendment to repeal the 22 percent depletion allowance for oil and natural gas. The depletion allowance would continue for natural gas under fixed contracts or under federal price controls until January 1, 1976 or until prices were increased. Several environmental groups have opposed the depletion allowance because it forces the taxpayer to subsidize the oil industry and to pay for some of the costs of oil production, including oil shale development and offshore oil drilling. All such energy production costs should be reflected in the price to give the consumer an incentive to use less energy. Adopted 248-163. February 27, 1975. ÒYESÓ is the correct vote.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 248  
Votes Against: 163  
Not Voting: 22  
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-09 
Fuqua, DonDFL-02 
Frey, LouisRFL-09 
Hyde, HenryRIL-06 
Harkin, TomDIA-05 
Skubitz, JoeRKS-05 
Nolan, RickDMN-06 
Lott, TrentRMS-05 
Taylor, GeneRMO-07 
Jarman, JohnROK-05 
AuCoin, LesDOR-01 
Yatron, GusDPA-06 
Jones, EdDTN-07 
Archer, BillRTX-07 
Meeds, LloydDWA-02 
Foley, TomDWA-05