H.R. 2570 (101st): Arizona Desert Wilderness Act of 1990 (On Passage of the Bill)

Number:
House Vote #18 [primary source: house.gov]
Date:
Feb 28, 1990 (101st Congress)
Result:
Passed

This was a vote to pass a bill.

Bill:
H.R. 2570 (101st): Arizona Desert Wilderness Act of 1990
Introduced by Rep. Morris Udall [D-AZ2, 1961-1991] on June 7, 1989
Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 356
 
 
83%
229 127
  Nay 45
 
 
10%
7 38
Not Voting 30
 
 
7%
20 10
Required: Simple Majority

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.