1975 Scorecard Vote
(S. 2711) Federal Aid Highway Program: The vote is on the Kennedy-Weicker amendment to permit states and localities to use additional categories of Highway Trust Fund money for mass transit. The bill already allowed cities with polluted air and congested streets to turn back money allocated for Interstate Highways and receive mass transit money instead. The amendment would go further than this and allow cities to use Trust Fund money for primary and secondary roads for mass transit also. Conservationists believe localities need the freedom to develop whatever transportation systems best suit their needs. The President took no official position. December 12, 1975. Rejected 26-61 Correct vote is yes.