TO AMEND THE STRATTON AMENDMENT TO H.R. 6674 (SEE R.C. 232) BY EXEMPTING THE U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO ADMIT WOMEN SINCE ALL GRADUATES ARE ASSIGNED COMBAT POSTS.

Date:

May 20, 1975

Number:

House Vote #167
94th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 113
 
 
 
26%
59 54 0
  Nay 284
 
 
 
66%
205 79 0
Not Voting 36
 
 
 
8%
23 12 1
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.