TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND AGREE WITH THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO HR 4399, COMMERCIAL SPACE LAUNCH, TO PROVIDE LOWER INSURANCE FOR COMMERCIAL ROCKET LAUNCHES AND TO ALLOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ABSORB SOME OF THE RISK INVOLVED WITH SUCH LAUNCHES UP TO A CAP OF $1.5 BILLION SUBJECT TO THE CONGRESSIONAL FUNDING PROCESS. MOTION PASSED; TWO-THIRDS OF THOSE PRESENT VOTING IN FAVOR.

Date:

Oct 21, 1988

Number:

House Vote #930
100th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 355
 
 
82%
208 147
  Nay 1
 
 
0%
1 0
Not Voting 75
 
 
17%
45 30
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.