S 2655. PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE BY INCREASING THE STRENGTH OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE U.S., INCLUDING THE RESERVE COMPONENTS. ADOPTION OF CONFERENCE REPORT.

Date:

Jun 19, 1948

Number:

House Vote #158
80th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     American Labor
  Yea 263
 
 
 
61%
125 138 0
  Nay 140
 
 
 
33%
105 33 2
Present 27
 
 
 
6%
13 14 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.