1977 Scorecard Vote
Energy Conservation Provisions of the National Energy Policy Act (S 2057) The vote is on the Percy amendment to require all federal employees including Congressional staff employees to pay for parking services currently provided free by the federal government. Senators voting against Percy were in effect advocating a policy that encouraged commuting by car. This obviously increases pollution, and is contrary to our national energy goal of reducing gasoline consumption. The vote has symbolic importance since the Senators set an example for the rest of the nation. The Administration did not take a position on the amendment. Rejected 25-56. September 12, 1977. Yes is correct vote.