1980 Scorecard Vote

Sale of Nuclear Fuel to India
House Roll Call Vote 1164
Issues: Dirty Energy, Toxics/Public Right to Know

The vote is on the Bingham Resolution 367, to disapprove the shipping of enriched nuclear fuel to India. Bingham said that President Carter should not be allowed to violate the clear intent of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act, which forbids the selling of nuclear material to any nation which violates international safeguards. India had already used earlier shipments of nuclear fuel to set off a nuclear bomb, and is building several nuclear facilities that are not under safeguards. Therefore the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) rejected an application to send fuel to India. President Carter overturned the decision, saying that the US needed to prove it was a reliable nuclear supplier. Such a Presidential decision can itself be overturned by Congress. This was the first real test of the Act. To allow a notorious violator to receive nuclear fuel would a message to other nations that the U.S. is not really serious about curbing the spread of nuclear weapons. Adopted 298-97. September 18, 1980. YES is the correct vote.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 299  
Votes Against: 98  
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