H.Res. 844 (112th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the ... (On the Resolution)

Number:
House Vote #658 [primary source: house.gov]
Date:
Jan 01, 2013 (112th Congress)
Result:
Passed

This was a vote to agree to a resolution. This resolution sets the rules for debate for another bill, such as limiting who can submit an amendment and setting floor debate time.

Resolution:
H.Res. 844 (112th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 8) to extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and to provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for comprehensive tax reform, an
Introduced by Rep. David Dreier [R-CA26, 2003-2013] on January 1, 2013
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 408
 
 
94%
232 176
  Nay 10
 
 
2%
2 8
Not Voting 14
 
 
3%
7 7
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.