H.Con.Res. 301 (111th): Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove the United States ...

On the Resolution in the House

Date:

Jul 27, 2010

Number:

House Vote #473
111th Congress

Result:

Failed

Source:

house.gov

This was a vote to agree to H.Con.Res. 301 (111th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 38
 
 
9%
32 6
  Nay 372
 
 
86%
209 163
Present 4
 
 
1%
3 1
Not Voting 18
 
 
4%
10 8
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.