TO AMEND S. 502, A BILL TO AUTHORIZE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN HIGHWAYS, SO AS TO PERMIT LOCAL OFFICIALS IN URBAN AREAS TO USE $700 MILLION FROM THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND FOR NON-HIGHWAY TRANSIT NEEDS.

Date:

Apr 19, 1973

Number:

House Vote #66
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Lloyd Bentsen [D-TX, 1971-1993] on January 23, 1973, S. 502 (93rd): Federal-Aid Highway Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Ind. Democrat
  Yea 190
 
 
 
43%
117 72 1
  Nay 215
 
 
 
49%
102 113 0
Not Voting 34
 
 
 
8%
25 9 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.