Agree to Senate Adt to House Adt to Senate Adt: H R 2764 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations for FY 2008


Dec 19, 2007


House Vote #1186
110th Congress




This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17] on June 18, 2007, H.R. 2764 (110th): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 272
78 194
  Nay 142
141 1
Not Voting 18
12 6
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.