1979 Scorecard Vote
S. 1308. The vote is on the Huddleston amendment to expand the power of the Energy Mobilization Board still further and authorize the President, on the Board's recommendation, to waive any existing federal law that he believed was delaying construction of a priority energy project. This would mean that a President like Ronald Reagan could in effect abolish whatever environmental laws he didn't like, without having to go through Congress. The Carter Administration opposed the Huddleston amendment. October 3, 1979. Rejected 37-56. No is the correct vote.