TO RECOMMIT TO CONFERENCES H.R. 7656 A BILL TO AUTHORIZE CATTLE PRODUCERS, UNDER AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT SUPERVISION, TO CREATE AND FINANCE THROUGH SELF-ASSESSMENTS A PROMOTION AND A RESEARCH PROGRAM TO IMPROVE MARKET FOR BEEF.

Date:

Dec 15, 1975

Number:

House Vote #585
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 263
 
 
 
61%
173 90 0
  Nay 112
 
 
 
26%
72 40 0
Not Voting 59
 
 
 
14%
43 15 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.