H.Res. 373: Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 89) making appropriations for the salaries and related expenses ...

On the Resolution in the House

Number:
House Vote #532 [primary source: house.gov]
Date:
Oct 08, 2013 (113th Congress)
Result:
Passed

This was a vote to agree to a resolution. This resolution sets the rules for debate for another bill, such as limiting who can submit an amendment and setting floor debate time.

Resolution:
H.Res. 373: Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 89) making appropriations for the salaries and related expenses of certain Federal employees during a lapse in funding authority for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes, provi
Introduced by Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32] on October 8, 2013
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 227
 
 
53%
226 1
  No 186
 
 
43%
0 186
Not Voting 18
 
 
4%
5 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.