Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 14, 1976 · Page 10
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 10

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 14, 1976
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10 · Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed., Aprij 14, 1974 The Roll Call Report State's De/egation Opposes CLLCJn By BOLL CALL 11EPOUT WASHINGTON 1 -- Here's how Arkansas Members of Congress were recorded , on major roll call votes April 1 through 7. 1IOUSK VOTES PUBLIC F I N A N C I N G Rejected,- 121 For' and 274 against, an amendment '~ extend public . c a m financing to; : . cbngres; general elections. The m'.. ment was proposed lo HR 12406 a bill reconstituting the Federal Election Commission. later passed and sent to conference with the Senate. ' Congress in 197 f public financing for presidential candidates iti an effort to minimize the role of special interest contributions. This am '- -J Would have extended t tice to House and *eri"eral election a... beginning in 1978.-As with the presidential \ procedure, ;ihe money was to have been raised b y " taxpayers yol-.miarilj Checking off ,a- dollar or so ol their iucome'tax. . For House . campaigns, ' general election candidate in 1978 would have had "to raise S10.00Q in private contribution!) of $100 or less to qualify for federal .matching payments o up to-$50,000. A-similar formula determined the amount Sesnte matching funds. I Rep. Timothy Wirth IT roll 'j ' 274 t lo paiRii iional nenoi- 12406. doral later rcnco lacled enlial mini- terest mend prac- ienale idates h the the raised ilarily so of is, - a ite in raise utionb fy for ills o raniU it o (D Colo.), a supporter, said the niblic money \vould be supplied jy "millions of Americnti taxpayers who. a s ^ I am, arc sick inri tired of n .world in which T few special interests aro able o purchase politicians and then lave an undue affect on poli- ical outcomes.'" Rep. Roberl McClory CR-I1I.). an opponent, cElerl this year's experience \vitn - public financing of presidential campaigns. '1 think the taxpayer support of candidacies already has arovcd unworkable." lie :said. "The ' Congress, in voting for morality, for integrity and for lofty goals, appears to liavc reaped chaos,"- %· . . .' Reps. Bill Alexander (D-l). Wilb-jr- Mills- (D-2). John Hammerschiiiidt (R-3) and Ray Thornton (D-4) voted "nay," GHAIN INSPECTION -Rejected. "112 for and 183 against, an amendment to require that only federal inspectors be used at poinls-of- exporl to inspccl the quality of IKS. grain shipments abroad. 11 was proposed to HR 12572, · a bill laler passed and sent to the Senate which seeks lo reform the scandal-ridden U.S. grain inspection system. , Defeat of the amendment left intact language giving the U.S Secretary of agriculture the option of delegating inspeclion authority to stale agencies or to federal inspeclors. It was prompted largely uy rcveiauons asl year tltat some private inspectors accepted bribes to approve substandard grain exports.- 1 ' Supporters of the a mend nil e lit said inspection by federal agents Supporters of t h e amendment said inspeclion by federal agents would be stricter and more uniform and would restore foreign confidence in the quality of U.S. grain exports. _ ".Opponents stressed the sccre- ,ary of agriculture's flexibility in choosing federal or slate inspectors, and said that many stale inspeclion agencies have performed well - i n the past. Rep. W.R. Poage (D-Tex.) said the amendment "is based on the .'assumption that '.he fedei-a government can do tilings boiler than ' a n y body else..." Alexander voted "yea." Mills, Hammerschmidl and Thornion voted "nav." CKXSUS PENALTIES -Adopted, 2-18 for and 140 against, ·· a n · amendment t o remove monetary penalties for refusal to answer - census questions. It was allocated In a b i l l . ( H R 11337), 'establishing a mid-decade census, late: passed and sent to-the Senate HR 11337 already had strickci prison penaliiies, and the amend ment sought to eliminate fin an cial penalties as well. Rep. John Ashbrook (R-Ohio) ;nc bein ;md io f thy. shoi choi 0 loit wn he ret a en ' 0 reqi win i A ink Tho B Pro of llir ind per had B \vc vill gar er' ali Ed the sponsor, sin'ct farmers are; IxMiig "intimidated, harrasscd and threatened with jail terms" to force them to complete lengthy, complex questionnaires.- "It should be a matter of individual choice." he said, Opponents of the amendment " ted out that since prison iltics had hcenelimiuated, power to fine should he retained. '-'There must be some to insure the kind of c o o p e r a t i o n t h e census requires," Rep. Edward Derwinski (R-lll.) said. Alexander inidt voted Thornion voted "nay." and Hannnersch- "yea." Mills and UUS1NG -- Tabled 53! for and 38 against, an amendment lo end powers of lower '· federal courts, to order' busing ; qf students' lo desegregate schools. The amendment.": also sought lo vacate busing orders already fcdcal courts below jic Court. Thc'Aincm]- iv.eul was proposed to S 287, a bill ·'creating', new. federal judgeships.. .which was-; passed atid sent to the House. A supporter of the tabling motion. Sen.'Jacob Jnvits (R- N.Y.), said that endine federal court jurisdiction over b u s i n g would be a "social mistake" given by the Suprem which could result ! i n * ' i ' i o t s M n .lie streets ami smoke : from the stores.": · . · · , ' , - . ' . , ' ·.' Sen, \Villiam Roth (R-Del.O, n opponent of the:. tabling motion, said llie amendment would substitute" state court jurisdiction for 'federal juris ;iiction in busing'case's. He'said lie hoped 'slate judges "would be more thoughtful in their deli- h e r a t i o n's before ordering sweeping social reforms for the state over which they preside." Seii. Dale Bumpers 1 (D) voted 'nay/' Sen. John McCLollan (D) did not vole. 3 More Indicted Persons Arrested M V G N A . ' C A I t T A ; Approved 11 for and 31 ngninst, a motion which in"; effect approved of sending "25 -- rattier than cigtu -- Members -· of Congress to England to pick up a Bicenlen- ninl loan · of an original copy ot the Magna Carta. ' With this vote, the Senate- nullified an curlier, amendment that reduced "the 1 ;; delegation to eight members. T resolution ' (S.' Con R ' The from 2-5 overall re . 98) w a s 'subsequently adopted, thus - completing congressional approval of the trip. Presiden- Supporters said Unit Ihu/Brlt^ islr government liad l n v i t e d ' 2 5 members- and , thai to send fewer w o u t d . b e an affront to the'British. B y - w r ^ n g l K i g over the invitation ''you are making fools out of yourselves and....out of this instiblion."-said ben. M i k e - M a n s f i e l d . (D-Mont.), Urn majority leader. . , Dewev : B a r t l e t t . (K- ·sponsor, of the amend. lecifylng eight memhcrs.. "A larger delegation mi affront to the tax* tial co ncu LTcncc n ot Sen. said: would payer." Ilnm[ci'5 Clellan did not vole- _ voted "uny." Me- - BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) Atty. Leroy Blankcnship of Walnut' Ridge said Tuesday llireo more persons who were indicted last week by the Inde- County Grand Jury had been arrested. Blankenslup said llie three were Jerry Waugh of Batesville, charged with operating a gambling .house; W. D. "Roost- Bowers of BalesviHe. oper- g a gambling, house, and lie Runyan of Batesville, two counts of delivery of- a con- trollc:l .sunstaiict:. ' : Arrested on Moiiday were J o h n ' ' W h i t e .of Jojiesboro, delivery of heroin and two counts of ilelivery of - m n r i j u n t i a ; 'Jerry Lloyd "General" Brooks of Oil Trough, .delivery of marijuana and possession of LSD, ami Win Ercd Moser of Norfork, three counts of delivery of marijuana. Blankenship said one other person arrested by the grand jury had not yet'been arrested; EVERYTHING MUST osco Town Country Homecenter, Inc. · 1153.S. SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION SALE IB LITTON ·m LITTON FAMOUS" LITTON OVEN MICROWAVE Same Day Delivery Same Day Service When Needed || Whirlpool WORLDS LARGEST APPLIANCE MAh JF*CTURE« Aveticois/(]6.l\ /Whirlpool COMPACT CHEST FREEZER: · BigScu f t capacity · fJush handle · slide and store basket 188 jWhirlpooI ELECTRIC RANGE '248 CASH DISCOUNTS YOUR CHOICE SALE! ONLY 0 PER MONTH! 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