H.Amdt. 55 (Dent) to H.R. 527: Amendment sought to ensure the continued supply of helium for end users while requiring ...

On the Amendment in the House

Date:

Apr 26, 2013

Number:

House Vote #126
113th Congress

Result:

Failed

Source:

house.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.R. 527 (113th), H.Amdt. 55 (Dent) to H.R. 527: Amendment sought to ensure the continued supply of helium for end users while requiring the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to honor existing contracts for the supply and delivery of helium and also sought to affirm that the.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 87
 
 
20%
47 40
  No 312
 
 
72%
164 148
Not Voting 33
 
 
8%
20 13
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.