S. 1983. FOREIGN ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1961. AUTHORIZE $4 BILLION IN FOREIGN AID IN FISCAL 1962 AND AN ADDITIONAL $1.5 BILLION FOR DEVELOPMENT LOANS IN FISCAL 1963-1966. CONFERENCE REPORT ADOPTED. YEA SUPPORTS PRESIDENT'S POSITION.

Date:

Aug 31, 1961

Number:

House Vote #87
87th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 278
 
 
64%
195 83
  Nay 150
 
 
34%
63 87
Present 8
 
 
2%
4 4
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.