H.Res. 174 (112th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1076) to prohibit Federal funding of National Public Radio and ...

On the Resolution in the House

Date:

Mar 17, 2011

Number:

House Vote #190
112th Congress

Result:

Passed

Source:

house.gov

This was a vote to agree to H.Res. 174 (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 236
 
 
55%
235 1
  No 181
 
 
42%
0 181
Not Voting 15
 
 
3%
5 10
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.