TO AMEND H.R. 6950, MAKING LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL 1976, BY PROHIBITING FUNDS TO IMPLEMENT CERTAIN ORDERS OF THE COMM. ON HOUSE ADMINISTRATION THAT WOULD INCREASE MEMBERS ALLOWANCE FOR TRAVEL, STAFF AND OFFICE EXPENSES, AND NEWSLETTERS.

Date:

May 21, 1975

Number:

House Vote #173
94th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Robert Casey [D-TX22, 1961-1976] on May 13, 1975, H.R. 6950 (94th): Legislative Branch Appropriation Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 148
 
 
 
34%
39 109 0
  Nay 262
 
 
 
61%
230 31 1
Not Voting 23
 
 
 
5%
18 5 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.