1979 Scorecard Vote

Asbestos in Schools
House Roll Call Vote 646
Issue: Toxics/Public Right to Know

H.R. 3282. The vote is on passage of the bill to authorize $300 million in grants and long term, interest-free loans to school districts to detect and control asbestos in school buildings. The money would be given out over a three year period, most of it for containment or removal efforts, asbestos fibers can cause lung cancer and medical evidence shows that any exposure is dangerous. Asbestos was widely used in school construction until 1973 when the EPA banned its use, and about 15% of the schools will need help to protect the health of their children. The Administration opposed the bill. Passed 336-63. December 13, 1979. Yes is the correct vote.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 336  
Votes Against: 63  
Not Voting: 36  
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