1975 Scorecard Vote

Pesticide Control
House Roll Call Vote 452
Issue: Toxics/Public Right to Know

Amendments to the Pesticide Control Act (H.R. 8841). The vote is on the Kelly amendment to give the Department of Agriculture (USDA) veto power over all major EPA decisions to restrict the use of pesticides. The USDA is well known for its pro-pesticide bias, and has intervened on behalf of the pesticide industries in almost every EPA hearing to further restrict or ban any of these poisons. The bill as written would hold up new EPA decisions until the USDA prepared an impact statement and scientists were given an opportunity to comment in the Federal Register. Environmentalists considered the Kelly amendment a disaster, which would invite further delay and prevent any effective regulation of pesticides by the EPA. Rejected 164-233. October 9, 1975. ÒNOÓ is the correct vote.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 164  
Votes Against: 233  
Not Voting: 38  
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