TO PASS A CONFERENCE REPORT RELATING TO S. 2986 (39 STAT. 360, JULY 17, 1916), A BILL PROVIDING CAPITAL FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, TO CREATE STANDARD FORMS OF INVESTMENT BASED UPON FARM MORTGAGE, TO EQUALIZE RATE OF INTEREST UPON FARM LOANS, AND THUS TO FURNISH A MARKET FOR U. S. BONDS, TO CREATE GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORIES AND FINANCIAL AGENTS FOR THE U. S. AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. (P. 10093-1,10114-1)

Date:

Jun 27, 1916

Number:

House Vote #78
64th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Progressive     Independent     Socialist     Prohibitionist
  Yea 312
 
 
 
 
 
 
72%
174 130 6 1 0 1
  Nay 12
 
 
 
 
 
 
3%
0 12 0 0 0 0
Present 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
0%
1 1 0 0 0 0
Not Voting 108
 
 
 
 
 
 
25%
52 55 0 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.