1980 Scorecard Vote
S. Con. Res. 86. The vote is on the Bellmon amendment to kill the Cohen amendment, which would have reduced the fiscal 1981 budget for water projects by $500 million. This brought before the Senate an important question of priorities. At a time when many other federal programs were being cut, shouldn't the pork barrel water projects like those above be cut back too? If adopted, the amendment would have forced the Appropriations Committee to cut back funding for the Tennessee-Tombigbee and other projects. The Carter Administration took no position on the amendment. May 7, 1980. Passed 54-40. NO was the correct vote.