TO PASS H. RES. 523, THE RULE TO CONSIDER H.R. 2, A BILL TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION OF SURFACE COAL MINING OPERATIONS.

Date:

Apr 28, 1977

Number:

House Vote #150
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a resolution introduced by Rep. Lloyd Meeds [D-WA2, 1965-1978] on April 26, 1977, H.Res. 523 (95th): Resolution providing for the consideration of H.R. 2..

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 340
 
 
79%
250 90
  Nay 58
 
 
13%
16 42
Present 1
 
 
0%
0 1
Not Voting 34
 
 
8%
23 11
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.