POSTPONING PRESIDENTIAL VETO CONSIDERATION: S 5

Date:

Sep 25, 1992

Number:

House Vote #430
102nd Congress

Result:

Passed

Source:

house.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Christopher Dodd [D-CT, 1981-2010] on January 14, 1991, S. 5 (102nd): Family and Medical Leave Act of 1991.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Republican-Conservative     Democrat-Liberal
  Yea 239
 
 
 
 
 
55%
223 15 1 0 0
  Nay 139
 
 
 
 
 
32%
5 133 0 1 0
Not Voting 54
 
 
 
 
 
13%
36 17 0 0 1
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.