1975 Scorecard Vote
(S. 598) Energy Research Authorizations: The vote is on the Gravel amendment to increase authorization for solar energy research and development from $96 million to $158 million for fiscal 1976. Solar power is one of the safest and least polluting forms of energy available. Although the solar energy budget was less than some previous agency predictions of need, the Energy Research and Development Administration said that any funding increase would be throwing money away on a program already well-funded. The President took no official position. July 31, 1975. Rejected 34-59. The correct vote is yes.