On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H R 1892 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

House Vote #697 [primary source: house.gov]
Sep 09, 2011 (112th Congress)

This was a procedural vote.

Related Bill:
H.R. 1892 (112th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers [R-MI8] on May 13, 2011
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 145
0 145
  No 257
221 36
Not Voting 29
18 11
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.