TO PASS H. RES. 503, PROVIDING THAT THE SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 208 TO THE AGRICULTURAL APPROPRIATION BILL, H.R. 18329, WHICH AMENDMENT PROVIDES THAT PARAGRAPH 234, THE REVENUE ACT OF JULY 24, 1897, PROVIDING FOR A DUTY ON INPORTED WHEAT AND A DRAWBACK, SHALL NOT BE HELD EFFECTIVE BY THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 30 OF H.R. 18329, INFRINGES THE CONSTITUTIONAL PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE AND THAT SAID AMENDMENT BE RETURNED TO THE SENATE WITH THIS RESOLUTION. (P. 273-1)

Date:

Feb 16, 1905

Number:

House Vote #77
58th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Ind. Republican
  Yea 263
 
 
 
68%
134 127 2
  Nay 5
 
 
 
1%
5 0 0
Present 3
 
 
 
1%
2 1 0
Not Voting 113
 
 
 
29%
65 47 1
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.