On Receding from the House Amdts, and Concurring in the Senate Amdt with Amdt: H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014


Sep 30, 2013


House Vote #504
113th Congress





This vote was related to a resolution introduced by Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5] on September 10, 2013, H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 228
219 9
  No 201
12 189
Not Voting 3
1 2
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.