H.R. 3095: To ensure that any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating ...

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House

Number:
House Vote #486 [primary source: house.gov]
Date:
Sep 26, 2013 (113th Congress)
Result:
Passed

This was a vote to pass a bill or agree to a resolution. It was taken under a procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

Bill:
H.R. 3095: To ensure that any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders is adopted pursuant to a rulemaking proceeding, and for other purposes.
Introduced by Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8] on September 12, 2013
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 405
 
 
94%
222 183
  Nay 0
 
 
0%
0 0
Not Voting 27
 
 
6%
10 17
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.