H.Amdt. 748 (Rohrabacher) to H.R. 4660: Amendment prohibits the use of funds to prevent certain States from implementing their own ...

On the Amendment in the House

Date:

May 30, 2014

Number:

House Vote #258
113th Congress

Result:

Agreed to

Source:

house.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject amendment H.Amdt. 748 (113th) to H.R. 4660 (113th). The title of the amendment is H.Amdt. 748 (Rohrabacher) to H.R. 4660: Amendment prohibits the use of funds to prevent certain States from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana..

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 219
 
 
51%
49 170
  No 189
 
 
44%
172 17
Not Voting 23
 
 
5%
11 12
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.