1975 Scorecard Vote

Solar Energy Funding
House Roll Call Vote 255
Issue: Clean Energy

Public Works Energy Research Appropriations FY 1976 (H.R. 8122). The vote is on the Richmond amendment to add $64 million more in funds for solar energy. Two years ago the Atomic Energy Commission had recommended that the government should by spending $190 million on solar energy by this year. Yet the AEC's successor, the Energy Research and Development Administration, testified that any increase in their budget of $127 million would just be throwing money away on a program already well-funded. The amendment would increase solar funding from 4.2% to 6.2% of the energy research budget – only slightly more than what is being spent for a single project in the nuclear program. Solar power is one of the safest, least polluting and most efficient forms of energy available. Amendment rejected 190-219. June 24, 1975. "YES" is the correct vote.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 190  
Votes Against: 219  
Not Voting: 25  
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