TO PASS H.R. 1 (P. 10, JUNE 15, 1929), A BILL TO ESTABLISH A FEDERAL FARM BOARD TO PROMOTE EFFECTIVE MERCHANDISING OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES AND TO PLACE AGRICULTURE ON A BASIS OF ECONOMIC EQUALITY WITH OTHER INDUSTRIES.

Date:

Apr 25, 1929

Number:

House Vote #2
71st Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Farmer-Labor
  Yea 369
 
 
 
87%
247 121 1
  Nay 37
 
 
 
9%
3 34 0
Present 2
 
 
 
0%
2 0 0
Not Voting 14
 
 
 
3%
11 3 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.