TO ADOPT THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 17735, THE STATE FIREARMS CONTROL ASSISTANCE ACT.

Date:

Oct 10, 1968

Number:

House Vote #473
90th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 198
 
 
 
46%
124 73 1
  Nay 166
 
 
 
39%
94 72 0
Present 52
 
 
 
12%
19 33 0
Not Voting 15
 
 
 
3%
6 9 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.