1979 Scorecard Vote

Windfall Profits Tax II
House Roll Call Vote 281
Issue: Dirty Energy

HR 3919. The vote is on the Conable motion to send the bill back to committee with instructions to add a Òplowback provisionÓ giving the oil companies a tax credit of 75 cents on every dollar invested in new kinds of energy production schemes like synthetic fuels that would not make sense economically were it not for a big government subsidy or tax credit. Under the amendment, government subsidies for energy production would be concentrated in the hands of the major oil companies, and would thus tend to increase their monopoly control over energy sources. The big energy companies prefer highly centralized energy systems like nuclear power or synthetic fuels, but decentralized sources like the sun and wind are often cheaper, more efficient and safer. The Carter Administration opposed the Conable motion. Rejected 186-229. June 28, 1979. No is the correct vote.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 186  
Votes Against: 229  
Not Voting: 20  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
Representative Party District Vote
Bevill, TomDAL-04 
Young, DonRAK-AL 
Stark, PeteDCA-09 
Lungren, DanRCA-34 
Lewis, JerryRCA-37 
Fuqua, DonDFL-02 
Nelson, BillDFL-09 
Hyde, HenryRIL-06 
Harkin, TomDIA-05 
Markey, EdDMA-07 
Nolan, RickDMN-06 
Lott, TrentRMS-05 
Skelton, IkeDMO-04 
Taylor, GeneRMO-07 
Watkins, WesROK-03 
AuCoin, LesDOR-01 
Yatron, GusDPA-06 
Jones, EdDTN-07 
Gramm, PhilRTX-06 
Archer, BillRTX-07 
Paul, RonRTX-22 
Foley, TomDWA-05 
Dicks, NormDWA-06 
Rahall, NickDWV-04 
Petri, TomRWI-06