1989 Scorecard Vote
An amended version of the International Plutonium Control Act was offered as a floor amendment by Reps. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Dante Fascell (D-FL) to the National Defense Authorization Act. The amendment urges the president to enter into negotiations with the Soviet Union for a verifiable ban on the production of plutonium and enriched uranium and calls for a study on the feasibility of ending plutonium production both here and in the Soviet Union. Environmentalists have consistently called for a ban on the production of plutonium. All evidence, including statements and actions by the Department of Energy, shows that further production of plutonium is unnecessary. The Wyden/Fascell amendment passed by a vote of 284-138, on July 27, 1989. Yes is the pro-environment vote.