H.R. 443 (112th): To provide for the conveyance of certain property from ... (On the Senate Amendment)

Number:
House Vote #656 [primary source: house.gov]
Date:
Jan 01, 2013 (112th Congress)
Result:
Passed

This was a vote to pass a bill.

Bill:
H.R. 443 (112th): To provide for the conveyance of certain property from the United States to the Maniilaq Association located in Kotzebue, Alaska.
Introduced by Rep. Don Young [R-AK0] on January 25, 2011
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 410
 
 
95%
229 181
  Nay 5
 
 
1%
3 2
Not Voting 16
 
 
4%
8 8
Required: 2/3

Vote Details

Notes: The Speaker’s Vote?
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All Senate votes use these words. But the House of Representatives uses “Aye” and “No” in other sorts of votes.