and the many recommendations received during the 2 1/2 years of Committee debate."109 He noted that the proposal was supported by the Governors' Conference, nearly 30 individual governors, representatives of county and city governments, all major conservation and environmental groups, many industries, farm groups and water resource associations.110
Several amendments were offered to the bill during the floor debate. In particular, two amendments substantively altered the bill. Senator Clifford Hansen's amendment virtually eliminated the sanctions provision. Senator Len B. Jordan's amendment cut the authorization for appropriations from $800 million, in the aggregate over eight years, to $170 million. Additionally, allotments to states were reduced from 90% for the first five years and two-thirds thereafter to two-thirds for the first two years and 50% thereafter.111 On September 19, 1972, the Senate passed the amended Land Use Policy and Planning Assistance Act of 1972 by a vote of 60 to 18.112 The House version of the bill, H.R. 7211, never reached the floor for debate.113
93rd Congress - Senate Bill 268
On January 9, 1973, the Land Use Policy and Planning Assistance Act of 1973, S. 268, was introduced to the Senate, identical to S. 632 as amended and passed by the Senate during 1972.114 Senator Jackson, in his introductory statement to the Senate, noted his displeasure with the recent
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(S. 268, 93d Congress, 1st Sess. (January 9, 1973).