H.R. 3080 (112th): United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (On Passage of the Bill)

Number:
House Vote #783 [primary source: house.gov]
Date:
Oct 12, 2011 (112th Congress)
Result:
Passed

This was a vote to pass a bill.

Bill:
H.R. 3080 (112th): United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Introduced by Rep. Eric Cantor [R-VA7] on October 3, 2011
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 278
 
 
64%
219 59
  Nay 151
 
 
35%
21 130
Not Voting 4
 
 
1%
1 3
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.