TO AMEND H.R. 10710,BY PROVIDING THAT A CONTINUED EXTENSION OF EXPORT-IMPORT BANK CREDITS WOULD NOT BE GRANTED TO THOSE COMMUNIST COUNTRIES WHICH RESTRICT EMIGRATION (HAS REFERENCE TO SOVIET JEWS.

Date:

Dec 11, 1973

Number:

House Vote #473
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Albert Ullman [D-OR2, 1961-1980] on October 3, 1973, H.R. 10710 (93rd): Trade Reform Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Ind. Democrat
  Yea 319
 
 
 
73%
192 126 1
  Nay 80
 
 
 
18%
29 51 0
Not Voting 39
 
 
 
9%
24 15 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.