TO PASS H.R. 14496, TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MANAGEMENT PLANS AND FACILITIES FOR THE RECOVERY OF ENERGY AND OTHER RESOURCES FROM DISCARDED MATERIALS. ALSO TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR THE SAFE DISPOSAL OF DISCARDED MATERIALS AND FOR THE REGULATION OF THE MANAGEMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE.

Date:

Sep 27, 1976

Number:

House Vote #1235
94th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Frederick Rooney [D-PA15, 1963-1978] on June 22, 1976, H.R. 14496 (94th): Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 367
 
 
85%
251 116
  Nay 8
 
 
2%
1 7
Not Voting 55
 
 
13%
33 22
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.