TO PASS S. 102. (P. 729)


May 26, 1830


House Vote #149
21st Congress




Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Jackson     None     Whig     Anti Jacksonian     Anti Masonic     Republican     Anti Mason     Federalist     Adams Democrat     Anti-Jacksonian
  Yea 101
98 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Nay 97
25 34 16 7 5 5 2 1 1 1
Not Voting 11
10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Required: unknown

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.