TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 620, TO ESTABLISH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AN ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INDIAN AFFAIRS.

Date:

Dec 20, 1974

Number:

House Vote #1078
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Ind. Democrat
  Yea 109
 
 
 
25%
99 9 1
  Nay 132
 
 
 
30%
33 99 0
Not Voting 193
 
 
 
44%
113 80 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.