TO INSTRUCT THE CONFEREES APPOINTED TO CONSIDER H.R. 5262, THE BILL AUTHORIZING U.S. CONTRIBUTIONS TO CERTAIN INTERNATIONAL LENDING INSTITUTIONS, THAT THEY INSIST ON LANGUAGE THAT FORBIDS THE USE OF FUNDS FOR LOANS TO THOSE NATIONS THAT VIOLATE THE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CODE OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

Date:

Jun 17, 1977

Number:

House Vote #325
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 174
 
 
40%
73 101
  Nay 213
 
 
49%
191 22
Not Voting 46
 
 
11%
24 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.