1980 Scorecard Vote
H.R. 1197. The vote is on the Bumpers amendment to the above bill, to require that strip mine operators re-vegetate and restore prime agricultural land and make sure it is once again productive for growing crops before they can get back their performance bonds. In the past, rich topsoil has often been destroyed and land that is important to the nation's food supply has been made worthless. Conservationists joined farmers in lobbying hard for this amendment. August 21, 1980. Passed 58-32. YES is the correct vote.