TO PASS H.R. 7656, A BILL TO ENABLE CATTLE PRODUCERS TO ESTABLISH, FINANCE AND CARRY OUT A COORDINATED PROGRAM OF RESEARCH PRODUCER AND CONSUMER INFORMATION, AND PROMOTION IN ORDER TO DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN MARKETS FOR BEEF.

Date:

Oct 2, 1975

Number:

House Vote #430
94th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Thomas Foley [D-WA5, 1965-1994] on June 5, 1975, H.R. 7656 (94th): Beef Research and Information Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 229
 
 
 
53%
135 94 0
  Nay 189
 
 
 
44%
138 50 1
Present 1
 
 
 
0%
1 0 0
Not Voting 15
 
 
 
3%
13 2 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.