S 3295. AMEND THE RAILWAY LABOR ACT AND AUTHORIZE AGREE- MENTS PROVIDING FOR UNION MEMBERSHIP AND AGREEMENTS FOR DEDUCTIONS FROM THE WAGES OF CARRIERS' EMPLOYEES FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES AND UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

Date:

Jan 1, 1951

Number:

House Vote #272
81st Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Liberal     American Labor
  Yea 287
 
 
 
 
67%
174 112 0 1
  Nay 49
 
 
 
 
11%
39 10 0 0
Present 92
 
 
 
 
21%
45 46 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.