1976 Scorecard Vote
(S. 2872) Federal Energy Administration Authorizations. The vote is on the Garn amendment to remove provisions to make federal energy conservation standards for new buildings apply also to state and local building codes. Environmentalists strongly support improved insulation standards to conserve fuel used for heating and cooling buildings. This would result in substantial savings of natural gas and other non-renewable energy sources. The President took no position on the amendment. June 15, 1976. Rejected 45-49. The correct vote is no.