TO AMEND THE DIGGS SUBSTITUTE FOR H.R. 9682 BY PROVIDING FOR A POLICE COMMISSION WHICH WOULD SUBMIT THREE NOMINEES FROM WHICH THE PRESIDENT WOULD APPOINT ONE AS THE CHIEF OF POLICE.

Date:

Oct 10, 1973

Number:

House Vote #375
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Ind. Democrat
  Yea 132
 
 
 
30%
36 96 0
  Nay 275
 
 
 
63%
188 86 1
Not Voting 33
 
 
 
8%
21 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.