1979 Scorecard Vote
House Concurrent Resolution 107, Budget Targets for fiscal 1980. The vote is on the Glickman amendment to restore half the funds which the Carter Administration wanted to cut for the Amtrak passenger railroad system. The amendment increased the 1980 budget authority by $83 million and the outlays by $73 million. These funds would allow Amtrak to keep more of its routes open and make investments in improved equipment and service needed to increase ridership. Environmentalists want to encourage travel by train, because it is more energy efficient and less polluting than travel by plane or by car. Reducing our dependency on the automobile is one of the quickest ways to relieve the oil shortage. The Administration opposed the amendment. Rejected 196-227. May 8, 1979. Yes is the correct vote.