H.Amdt. 413 (Amash) to H.R. 2397: Amendment sought to end authority for the blanket collection of records under the Patriot ...

On the Amendment in the House

Date:

Jul 24, 2013

Number:

House Vote #412
113th Congress

Result:

Failed

Source:

house.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.R. 2397 (113th), H.Amdt. 413 (Amash) to H.R. 2397: Amendment sought to end authority for the blanket collection of records under the Patriot Act. The amendment also sought to bar the NSA and other agencies from using Section 215 of the Patriot Act to collect records, incl.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 205
 
 
47%
94 111
  No 217
 
 
50%
134 83
Not Voting 12
 
 
3%
6 6
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.