TO AGREE WITH THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO HR 5210, OMNIBUS DRUG BILL, WITH AN AMENDMENT TO GRANT OVER $2 BILLION TO STOP MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF ILLEGAL DRUGS, TO EXPAND DRUG EDUCATION AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS, TO IMPOSE THE DEATH PENALTY FOR DRUG RELATED MURDERS, AND TO ESTABLISH A CABINET-LEVEL "DRUG CZAR" POSITION.

Date:

Oct 21, 1988

Number:

House Vote #939
100th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 349
 
 
81%
199 150
  Nay 14
 
 
3%
14 0
Not Voting 68
 
 
16%
41 27
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.