TO AMEND H.R. 8860 (A BILL TO EXTEND & AMEND THE AGRICULTU- RAL ACT OF 1970 FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSURING CONSUMERS OF PLENTIFUL SUPPLIES OF FOOD AND FIBER AT REASONABLE PRICES) BY DELETING LANGUAGE MAKING RECIPIENTS OF SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME ELIGIBLE FOR FOOD STAMPS AND THE FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM.

Date:

Jul 19, 1973

Number:

House Vote #250
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. William Poage [D-TX11, 1961-1978] on June 20, 1973, H.R. 8860 (93rd): Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Ind. Democrat
  Yea 238
 
 
 
54%
67 171 0
  Nay 173
 
 
 
39%
157 15 1
Not Voting 28
 
 
 
6%
21 7 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.