H.Res. 43 (112th): Providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 38) to reduce spending through a transition to non-security ...

On the Resolution in the House

Date:

Jan 24, 2011

Number:

House Vote #18
112th Congress

Result:

Passed

Source:

house.gov

This was a vote to agree to H.Res. 43 (112th). This resolution sets the rules for debate for another bill, such as limiting who can submit an amendment and setting floor debate time.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 240
 
 
55%
232 8
  No 168
 
 
39%
0 168
Not Voting 26
 
 
6%
9 17
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.