TO AMEND H.R. 12935 BY REQUIRING THAT THE TELEVISION CAMERAS PURCHASED FOR COVERAGE OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE MUST BE OPERATED AND CONTROLLED BY EMPLOYEES OF THE HOUSE.

Date:

Jun 14, 1978

Number:

House Vote #1101
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. George Shipley [D-IL22, 1973-1978] on June 1, 1978, H.R. 12935 (95th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 248
 
 
57%
223 25
  Nay 163
 
 
38%
42 121
Not Voting 23
 
 
5%
22 1
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.