H.Amdt. 84 (Moran) to H.R. 2216: Amendment sought to strike section 413 which prohibits use of funds to construct, renovate, ...

On the Amendment in the House

Date:

Jun 4, 2013

Number:

House Vote #190
113th Congress

Result:

Failed

Source:

house.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.R. 2216 (113th), H.Amdt. 84 (Moran) to H.R. 2216: Amendment sought to strike section 413 which prohibits use of funds to construct, renovate, or expand any facility in the United States to house any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the purposes of detentio.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 170
 
 
39%
1 169
  No 254
 
 
59%
229 25
Not Voting 9
 
 
2%
2 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.