TO AMEND H.R. 8235, SO AS TO ALLOW CITIES OF OVER 200,000 POPULATION THAT SUPPLIED OVER 50% OF FUNDS FOR AN AREA PROGRAM TO PLAN A HIGHWAY PROJECT AND TO SUBMIT A PLAN DIRECTLY TO THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT FOR FUNDING IF THE STATE HAD NOT FORWARDED THE PLAN TO THE DEPARTMENT WITHIN A YEAR OF THE PLAN'S APPROVAL.

Date:

Dec 18, 1975

Number:

House Vote #601
94th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 121
 
 
 
28%
102 18 1
  Nay 290
 
 
 
67%
169 121 0
Not Voting 23
 
 
 
5%
17 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.