S.Con.Res. 13 (111th): An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year ...

On the Conference Report in the House

Date:

Apr 29, 2009

Number:

House Vote #216
111th Congress

Result:

Passed

Source:

house.gov

This was a vote to agree to S.Con.Res. 13 (111th). An "original bill" is one which is drafted and approved by a committee before it is formally introduced in the House or Senate.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 233
 
 
54%
233 0
  Nay 193
 
 
45%
16 177
Not Voting 7
 
 
2%
5 2
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.