H.Amdt. 31 (Tierney) to H.R. 803: Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act ...

On the Amendment in the House

Date:

Mar 15, 2013

Number:

House Vote #73
113th Congress

Result:

Failed

Source:

house.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject amendment H.Amdt. 31 (113th) to H.R. 803 (113th). The title of the amendment is H.Amdt. 31 (Tierney) to H.R. 803: Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act in such a way that workers can be assured of obtaining jobs and building careers through strategic partnerships and that businesse.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 192
 
 
45%
1 191
  No 227
 
 
53%
227 0
Not Voting 12
 
 
3%
3 9
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.