SUSPEND RULES AND AGREE TO CONFERENCE REPORT: S 1306 ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE, AND MENTAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATION REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1991

Date:

May 19, 1992

Number:

House Vote #128
102nd Congress

Result:

Failed

Source:

house.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy [D-MA, 1962-2009] on June 17, 1991, S. 1306 (102nd): ADAMHA Reorganization Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Republican-Conservative     Democrat-Liberal
  Yea 264
 
 
 
 
 
61%
212 49 1 1 1
  Nay 148
 
 
 
 
 
34%
38 110 0 0 0
Present 1
 
 
 
 
 
0%
1 0 0 0 0
Not Voting 21
 
 
 
 
 
5%
15 6 0 0 0
Required: 2/3

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.