TO RECOMMIT H.R. 6400, THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS ACT, WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TEXT OF H.R. 7896 PROHIBITING THE DENIAL TO ANY PERSON OF THE RIGHT TO REGISTER OR TO VOTE BECAUSE OF HIS FAILURE TO PAY A POLL TAX OR ANY OTHER SUCH TAX, FOR THE LANGUAGE OF THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT.

Date:

Jul 9, 1965

Number:

House Vote #86
89th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 175
 
 
 
40%
60 114 1
  Nay 252
 
 
 
58%
231 21 0
Not Voting 6
 
 
 
1%
2 4 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.