On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H R 2669 College Cost Reduction Act of 2007


Jul 11, 2007


House Vote #612
110th Congress





This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014] on June 12, 2007, H.R. 2669 (110th): College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Aye 199
4 195
  No 223
223 0
Not Voting 9
3 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.