TO AMEND H.R. 8235, A BILL PROVIDING FEDERAL AID FOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION, BY REDUCING THE ANNUAL AUTHORIZATION FOR THE INTERSTATE SYSTEM FOR FISCAL YEARS 1977 AND BY $750 MILLION PER YEAR AND DELETING LANGUAGE WHICH GIVES THE SECRETARY DISCRETION OF DISTRIBUTING THE $750 MILLION.

Date:

Dec 18, 1975

Number:

House Vote #598
94th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 103
 
 
 
24%
22 81 0
  Nay 309
 
 
 
71%
250 58 1
Not Voting 22
 
 
 
5%
16 6 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.