TO AMEND AN AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE OFFERED BY MR DIGGS TO H.R. 9682. THE DIGGS SUBSTITUTE BILL PROVIDES FOR NONPARTISAN AS OPPOSED TO PARTISAN ELECTIONS FOR MAYOR AND COUNCIL, GIVES THE PRESIDENT EMERGENCY POLICE CONTROL, PROVIDES FOR FEDERAL OVERSIGHT OF CITY COUNCIL AND PROHIBITS THE COUNCIL FROM MAKING CHANGES IN THE CRIMINAL CODE. THE HARSHA AMENDMENT TO THE SUBSTITUTE RETAINS THE PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES TO THE D.C. COURT OF APPEALS AND THE D.C. SUPERIOR COURT.

Date:

Oct 10, 1973

Number:

House Vote #372
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Ind. Democrat
  Yea 228
 
 
 
52%
83 145 0
  Nay 186
 
 
 
42%
148 37 1
Not Voting 26
 
 
 
6%
14 12 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.