1976 Scorecard Vote

Black Lung
House Roll Call Vote 664
Issues: Air, Dirty Energy

Amendments to the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act (HR 10760). The vote is on the passage of a bill to grant black lung benefits to any miner who has worked for 30 years in an underground bituminous coal mine, or for 25 years in an underground anthracite mine. The bill also creates an industry-financed trust fund to provide payments of black lung benefits. Environmentalists hoped the measure would encourage coal companies to spend money on dust control in order to decrease the future costs of their black lung compensation programs. March 2, 1976. Adopted 210-183. ÒYESÓ is the correct vote.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 209  
Votes Against: 184  
Not Voting: 37  
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 
Paul, RonRTX-22 
Meeds, LloydDWA-02 
Foley, TomDWA-05