On Agreeing to the Amendment: Amendment 1 to H R 5072

Number:
House Vote #347 [primary source: house.gov]
Date:
Jun 10, 2010 (111th Congress)
Result:
Agreed to

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment.

Bill:
H.R. 5072 (111th): FHA Reform Act of 2010
Introduced by Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43] on April 20, 2010
Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Aye 417
 
 
95%
250 167
  No 3
 
 
1%
0 3
Not Voting 17
 
 
4%
10 7
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.