TO AMEND H.R. 12931, A BILL TO PROVIDE FOR IMPROVING THE ECONOMY AND LIVING CONDITIONS IN RURAL AMERICA, BY PREVEN- TING PROFIT-MAKING POLLUTORS FROM RECEIVING SUBSIDIES.

Date:

Feb 23, 1972

Number:

House Vote #349
92nd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 150
 
 
35%
68 82
  Nay 224
 
 
52%
150 74
Not Voting 58
 
 
13%
37 21
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.