Motion to Amend the House Amendment to Senate Amendment: Amendment 1 to H R 6111

Date:

Dec 8, 2006

Number:

House Vote #532
109th Congress

Result:

Failed

Source:

house.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Ellen Tauscher [D-CA10, 1997-2009] on September 19, 2006, H.R. 6111 (109th): Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006.

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Aye 205
 
 
 
47%
25 179 1
  No 207
 
 
 
48%
190 17 0
Not Voting 20
 
 
 
5%
14 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.