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June 19, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 10

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Roil Coll Report June 6-12 Arfcantai TIMES, W«d., Jun* 19, 1974 PAYtTTIVILLC. ARKANSAS Arkansas Congressmen Voted Against Deepwater Ports WASHINGTON - Here's how Arkansas Members of Congress were recorded on m«Jor roll call votes June o through June 12. H O U S E OF REPRESENTATIVES -..DEEPWATER PORTS -Passed, 174 lor the 158 against, ·n amendment to speed construction of off-shore receiving stations to handle large oil tankers, so called "super tankers". Thij amendment was offered as a substitute for a bill (H.R. 10701) to establish federal regulations over constuction of such deepwaler ports. The amendment speeds the process by giving th eDepart- ment of Interior control over consluctipn permits, instead of establishing a new commissioi, and by eliminating certain provisions that would have allowed slates to block construction or to assess taxes on construcled ports. The bill, as amended, was later passed and sent to the -Senate. The ports would be built at least 20 miles off-snore and could only be used by oil tankers. States could block construction in order to protect shore-line environments. Supporters argued that off- shnre ports will reduce (lie dangers of oil skills. They also said :hat oil shipped in super-tankers -osls 4 Oper cent less than in conventional tankers. Most opponents favored the original bill because it reserved greater state control over the construction of deepwater ports. Reps. Bill Alexander John Hammerschmidt (D-l). (R-3). Ray Thornton (D-4) and Wilhcr Mills (D-2) voted "nay." LAND USE PLANNING Rejected. 204 for and 211 a gainst, a motion to grant a rui3 Lo permit consideration of a hill calling for federal support of state and local land use plan ning efforts. Under House procedures, a bill must be granted a rule -which governs such things ^IF length of debate -- before 'lie House can consider it.' By refusing lo grant a rule, the House in effect killed the bill (H.R. 10294). The bill called for the Interior Department lo establish federal guidelines on the best ways to use land withoul endangering the environment. The bill ear marked $800 million in federal grants to fund state land use planning efforts. Supporters argued that pollu lion and the population explos sion will wreak havoc if 'he nation does not plan now fni future expansion. They said bj refusing to grant a rule the House was ducking its responsi bilities. Rep. John Dellcnback (R-Ore) said. "Tough problems do riot disappear when we ignore them." Opponents argued that the bill would lead lo federal control of private property. Rep. Joel Broyhill (R-Va) argued against -he federal government getting "into the business of telling us how to use and develop our personal property." Alexander, Hammerschmidt. Thornton and Mills voted 'nay." VICE PRESIDENT'S HOME -- Passed, 380 for and 23 against, a bill to create a temporary official residence for the Res.202) now Viec President, The bill (S..I. goes- to conference. It authorizes remodeling a home at the Naval Observatory -- presently occupied by the Chief of Naval Operations -- as a temporary residence until a permanent Vice President's home can be built. The remodeling costs estimated at $48,000. At present, the governmenl pays for security protection of Vice Presidents' homes. The cost for securing Vice President Ford's home was $81,000, for Vice President Agnew, $245.000 and for Vice President Hum phrey's Minnesota home and Washington apartment, $123,000 Supporters argued that creal ing a temporary home and thcr building a permanent residence will gave taxpayers' dollars in he long run. Opponents argued that invert- rig in a temporary home is wasteful. and Instead the government should immediately construct a permanent residence. Rep. Cardiss Collins (D 111) said the bill does little more han "shuffle people around at taxpayers' expense.' Alexander, Hammerschmidt. Thornton and Mills voted 'yea." SENATE D E F E N S E SPENDING CEILING -- Rejected, 38 for and 52 against, an amendmenl [p set an overall ceiling of $21.6 billion for military weapons procurement in fiscal 1975. The amendment was offeree to the military weapons pro curemenl bill ( S. 3000), which was sent to amendmenl between the Senate and House .ertjons was due to lower Senile appropriations for naval ship-building. In supporting the amendmenl. ien. Hubert Humphrey (D- rtinn.) said,;''We want to send a message to the House., that we will stand firm." In opposing the amendment, Sen. John Stennis (D-Miss) said the imendrnent leaves nn "room ".or negotiation" and amounts to . later passed and conference. The would not have cut any funds from the bill, but woud have served as conference instructions that the to the Senate would not accept a bill tha' went above the ceiling. The amendment was designcc to force the House to accep the Senate's version of the bill The House military weapon bill calls for spending $22.6 bil lion. The Administration requested $23.3 billion. had Most of the funding difference politics during the Vietnam var era. Kul bright voted "yea" and McClelland voted "nay." . ''kicking face." the House in the Sen. J.W. Fulbright (d) voted 'yea." Sen. John McClellan (D) voted "nay." ROTC AND UNIVERSITIES Passed, 48 for and 43 against, an amendment to insluct the Defense Department to offer scholarship aid to officers who take courses at universities that have dropped the Reserve Officers Training Corps. The ameticlemt was attached lo tho military procurements bill. At present, .the Defense Department will underwrite education al costs for active officers ex dropped ROTC. Su porters arguerl that ttie Defense Department's policy an attempt to coerce the i iversilies i n I o reinstating ROTC. Opponents argued that the af fectcd universities must pay the price for caving-in to campus TROOP CUTS -- Rejected, 44 r or and 46 against, an amendment to cut overseas troop strength by 76,000 as of Dec. 31. 1975. The amcndemnt was offered lo the military procurements bill. At present, there are 431.000 Americans, plus dependents, stationed abroad. The rejected amcnrtcnmt would have set a ceiling of 361.000 overseas per.._ mcl. It would have given the Secretary of Detcse the choice on where to make the cuts. Supporters argued that the cuts would save lax dollars and help the nation's balance of-payments posture. Sen. Mike Mansfield (D-Monl) said, "In excess of $(100 million" would be saved yearly. Opponents argued that the cuts would undermine on-going talks with Russia on mutual European force reductions. Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga) said the culs would "increase the danger of nuclear war in Europe if we had a conflict" by decreasing America's ability to respond wilh soldiers instead of missiles. McClelland voted "yea" and Fulbright did not vote. EPA R E S E A R C H -- Rejected. 40 for and SO against, an amendment to let private contractors do energy research with funds that are transferred from the Environmental Pro- lection Agency lo other federal agencies. The amendment was offered lo an energy research and development bill (H.R. 14434) that was later passed and sent to conference. Al present, EPA can contract with private companies, and it can transfer funds to other agencies, but other agencies cannot subsequently use fnnds received from EPA to contract with private companies. Supporters argued that KPA does not have the manpower to do all its required researcl' and, thus, other federal agen ctes should be permitted to use EPA funds to contract private].; on energy and environments' research. 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