TO PASS H.R. 15404, A BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE, JUSTICE, AND COMMERCE.

Date:

Jun 18, 1974

Number:

House Vote #748
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Ind. Democrat
  Yea 365
 
 
 
84%
218 146 1
  Nay 36
 
 
 
8%
5 31 0
Not Voting 32
 
 
 
7%
21 11 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.