Suspend the Rules and Agree to the Senate Amendment: H R 3678 Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007


Oct 30, 2007


House Vote #1014
110th Congress




This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13] on September 27, 2007, H.R. 3678 (110th): Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 402
221 181
  Nay 0
0 0
Not Voting 30
11 19
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.