TO AMEND H.R. 6218, OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF LANDS ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1976, BY MAKING IT OPTIONAL TO MARK FOR NAVIGATION, OIL DRILLING RIGS IN THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF.

Date:

Jul 21, 1976

Number:

House Vote #1009
94th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. John Murphy [D-NY17, 1973-1980] on April 22, 1975, H.R. 6218 (94th): Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 151
 
 
35%
27 124
  Nay 246
 
 
57%
231 15
Not Voting 35
 
 
8%
29 6
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.