TO PASS HR 4333, TAX TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS, TO CORRECT TECHNICAL MISTAKES IN THE 1986 TAX ACT AND MAKE OTHER CHANGES IN TAX LAW.

Date:

Aug 4, 1988

Number:

House Vote #746
100th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 380
 
 
88%
230 150
  Nay 25
 
 
6%
6 19
Not Voting 26
 
 
6%
18 8
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes: The Speaker’s Vote?
The Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, except when such vote would be decisive.” In practice, this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes and only does so when it is politically useful. When the Speaker declines to vote, he or she is simply omitted from the roll call by the House Clerk. (See House Rules, Rule I(7).)
“Aye” or “Yea”?

“Aye” and “Yea” mean the same thing, and so do “No” and “Nay”. Congress uses different words in different sorts of votes.

The U.S. Constitution says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). Congress takes this literally and uses “yea” and “nay” when voting on the final passage of bills.

All Senate votes use these words. But the House of Representatives uses “Aye” and “No” in other sorts of votes.