TO AGREE TO S. J. RES. 17, PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES PROHIBITING MANUFACTURE, SALE OR TRANSPORTATION OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS. (P. 469, 422)

Date:

Dec 17, 1917

Number:

House Vote #61
65th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Progressive     Socialist     Ind. Republican     Prohibitionist     Unknown
  Yea 289
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
67%
144 140 2 0 1 1 1
  Nay 133
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31%
67 64 1 1 0 0 0
Not Voting 11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3%
3 8 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.