On Agreeing to the Amendment: Amendment 49 to H R 2017

Number:
House Vote #402 [primary source: house.gov]
Date:
Jun 02, 2011 (112th Congress)
Result:
Failed

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment.

Bill:
H.R. 2017 (112th): Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012
Introduced by Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4] on May 26, 2011
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 110
 
 
25%
108 2
  No 312
 
 
72%
127 185
Not Voting 10
 
 
2%
4 6
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.