On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H R 5882 Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes

Date:

Jun 8, 2012

Number:

House Vote #376
112th Congress

Result:

Failed

Source:

house.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4] on June 1, 2012, H.R. 5882 (112th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2013.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 101
 
 
23%
1 100
  No 309
 
 
72%
230 79
Not Voting 21
 
 
5%
10 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.