TO AMEND H.R. 6804 BY STRIKING CERTAIN POWERS OF THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY WITH REGARD TO THE NEGOTIATION, EXECUTION, AND MANAGEMENT OF FEDERAL LEASES, AND TRANSFERRING THOSE POWERS TO THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR.

Date:

Jun 2, 1977

Number:

House Vote #277
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Jack Brooks [D-TX9, 1967-1994] on May 2, 1977, H.R. 6804 (95th): Department of Energy Organization Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 170
 
 
39%
109 61
  Nay 180
 
 
42%
125 55
Not Voting 83
 
 
19%
54 29
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.