TO AGREE TO TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO THE FISH AMENDMENT TO H.R. 6218, THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF LANDS ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1974. THE FISH AMENDMENT REVISES THE METHOD BY WHICH LANDS ON THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF WERE LEASED FOR DEVELOPMENT.

Date:

Jun 14, 1976

Number:

House Vote #887
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 168
 
 
39%
40 128
  Nay 213
 
 
49%
208 5
Not Voting 50
 
 
12%
38 12
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.