reform was defeated by seven votes, 204 to 211.162 Thus, the legislation was defeated without being discussed on the floor.
The economic recession that engulfed the nation during the next few years resulted in a severe drop in any type of development. This, coupled with the Ford Administration's pledge of no new spending programs, as well as the politically unpopular position of supporting anything that might appear to limit jobs and growth, ended the call for land use law reform at the national level in the United States.163
(120 C.R. Part 10 at H 5041-42.
(Whitaker, supra note 66, at 166.