TO AMEND H.R. 6714 BY REDUCING BY $25.75 MILLION THE U.S. VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR FISCAL 1978. THE REDUCTION RETURNS THE TOTAL TO THE FIGURE REQUESTED BY THE PRESIDENT.

Date:

May 12, 1977

Number:

House Vote #205
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 238
 
 
55%
122 116
  Nay 175
 
 
41%
157 18
Not Voting 19
 
 
4%
9 10
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.