TO CONCUR IN SENATE AMENDMENT TO S. 685, A BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE TEMPORARY SUPPORT OF KICKAPOO INDIANS TO DEFRAY COST OF REMOVING AND PROVIDING FOR INDIANS OF MICH., SAID AMENDMENT DIRECTING THE TREASURY DEPT. TO SETTLE ACCOUNTS OF CLEMENTS, BRYAN, AND CO., FOR SUBSISTING KICKAPOO INDIANS.

Date:

Mar 3, 1841

Number:

House Vote #745
26th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Whig     Anti Masonic     Conservative
  Yea 99
 
 
 
 
41%
71 26 2 0
  Nay 58
 
 
 
 
24%
8 46 2 2
Not Voting 85
 
 
 
 
35%
44 40 1 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.