H.R. 5803 (101st): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1991 (On Passage of the Bill)

Number:
House Vote #455 [primary source: house.gov]
Date:
Oct 12, 1990 (101st Congress)
Result:
Passed

This was a vote to pass a bill.

Bill:
H.R. 5803 (101st): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1991
Introduced by Rep. John Murtha [D-PA12, 1973-2010] on October 9, 1990
Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Aye 322
 
 
74%
190 132
  No 97
 
 
22%
58 39
Not Voting 14
 
 
3%
9 5
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.