The House, by a vote of 98 for and 315 against, rejected an amendment to kill the Economic Development Administration by eliminating its proposed fiscal 1986 operating budget of about $200 million.
The vote occurred during debate on an appropriations bill (HR 2965) for the departments of State, Justice and Commerce that was passed and sent to the Senate.
The EDA, a Great Society-vintage agency that targets loans and loan guarantees to economically depressed areas, is marked for extinction by the Administration but supported by the many lawmakers whose constituencies receive EDA money.
Members voting no wanted to keep the EDA in operation.
How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Rep. Anderson (D) x Rep. Dornan (R) x Rep. Lungren (R) x
Contribution to U.N.
By a vote of 302 for and 116 against, the House adopted an amendment that cuts the $480-million United States contribution to the United Nations by $20 million--the equivalent of the amount of payroll that Soviet U.N. employees are said to have to kick back to Moscow.