H.R. 4212 (112th): Drywall Safety Act of 2012 (On the Senate Amendment)

Number:
House Vote #657 [primary source: house.gov]
Date:
Jan 01, 2013 (112th Congress)
Result:
Passed

This was a vote to pass a bill.

Bill:
H.R. 4212 (112th): Drywall Safety Act of 2012
Introduced by Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2] on March 19, 2012
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 378
 
 
88%
195 183
  No 37
 
 
9%
37 0
Not Voting 16
 
 
4%
8 8
Required: 2/3

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.