TO ORDER THE PREVIOUS QUESTION ON THE SYMMS MOTION TO RECOMMIT THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 11504, THE AGRICULTURAL CREDIT ACT OF 1978, TO THE COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE.

Date:

Jul 19, 1978

Number:

House Vote #1204
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Ed Jones [D-TN8, 1983-1988] on March 13, 1978, H.R. 11504 (95th): Agricultural Credit Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 282
 
 
65%
161 121
  Nay 105
 
 
24%
91 14
Not Voting 45
 
 
10%
34 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.