On Motion to Instruct Conferees: H R 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for FY 1999


Apr 22, 1999


House Vote #96
106th Congress





This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. W. Bill Young [R-FL13, 2013-2013] on March 17, 1999, H.R. 1141 (106th): 1999 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 414
213 199 2
  Nay 0
0 0 0
Not Voting 19
8 11 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.