H.Amdt. 680 (Schiff) to H.R. 4435: Amendment sought to sunset the 2001 AUMF effective 12 months from date of enactment ...

On the Amendment in the House

Date:

May 22, 2014

Number:

House Vote #237
113th Congress

Result:

Failed

Source:

house.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.R. 4435 (113th), H.Amdt. 680 (Schiff) to H.R. 4435: Amendment sought to sunset the 2001 AUMF effective 12 months from date of enactment of the bill..

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 191
 
 
44%
27 164
  No 233
 
 
54%
203 30
Not Voting 7
 
 
2%
2 5
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.