Fifth Portion of the Divided Question [Amendment 5]: H R 4899 Making emergency supplemental appropriations for disaster relief and summer jobs for fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes

Date:

Jul 1, 2010

Number:

House Vote #433
111th Congress

Result:

Failed

Source:

house.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. David “Dave” Obey [D-WI7, 1969-2010] on March 21, 2010, H.R. 4899 (111th): Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Aye 162
 
 
37%
153 9
  No 260
 
 
60%
98 162
Not Voting 11
 
 
3%
4 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.