TO TABLE THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER THE VOTE BY WHICH THE COM- MUNICATION FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR, TRANSMITTING AN ANSWER TO A RESOLUTION OF THIS HOUSE UPON THE SUBJECT OF ENLISTING, ARMING, AND MUSTERING SLAVES INTO THE ARMY OF THE U. S., WAS ORDERED TO BE PRINTED. (P.3121-1, P.3127-3)

Date:

Jul 5, 1862

Number:

House Vote #316
37th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Unionist     Union     Ind. Democrat     Constitutional Unionist
  Yea 74
 
 
 
 
 
 
42%
70 0 3 1 0 0
  Nay 31
 
 
 
 
 
 
18%
0 18 12 0 0 1
Not Voting 71
 
 
 
 
 
 
40%
32 27 11 0 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.