TO PASS H.R. 6736, PUBLIC BROADCASTING ACT OF 1967, WHICH AMENDS THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1934, BY "EXTENDING AND IMPROVING PROVISIONS THEREOF RELATING TO GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF EDUCATIONAL TV FACILITIES, BY AUTHORIZING ASSISTANCE IN CONSTRUCTION OF NON-COMMERCIAL RADIO FACILITIES, BY ESTABLISHING A CORPORATION TO ASSIST IN ESTABLISHING INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, MAKE THEM AVAILABLE AND AID IN OPERATION OF EDUCATIONAL TV FACILITIES," AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Date:

Sep 21, 1967

Number:

House Vote #140
90th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 277
 
 
 
64%
173 103 1
  Nay 102
 
 
 
24%
42 59 1
Present 51
 
 
 
12%
29 22 0
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
0%
1 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.