H RES 671. RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF HR 6401, A BILL TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE BY INCREASING THE STRENGTH OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE U.S.

Date:

Jun 15, 1948

Number:

House Vote #147
80th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     American Labor
  Yea 330
 
 
 
77%
188 142 0
  Nay 62
 
 
 
14%
39 21 2
Present 38
 
 
 
9%
16 22 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.