On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H R 889 Emergency Defense Supplemental Appropriations

Date:

Feb 22, 1995

Number:

House Vote #153
104th Congress

Result:

Failed

Source:

house.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Aye 163
 
 
 
38%
1 161 1
  No 264
 
 
 
61%
232 32 0
Not Voting 7
 
 
 
2%
1 6 0
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.