TO AMEND H.R. 13467 BY INCREASING THE APPROPRIATION FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT HAVE SUSTAINED DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF $200,000 AS THE RESULT OF A NATURAL DISASTER, TO APPROXIMATELY $15 MILLION.

Date:

Jul 20, 1978

Number:

House Vote #1209
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. George Mahon [D-TX19, 1961-1978] on July 13, 1978, H.R. 13467 (95th): Second Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 158
 
 
37%
121 37
  Nay 239
 
 
55%
142 97
Not Voting 35
 
 
8%
23 12
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes: The Speaker’s Vote?
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“Aye” or “Yea”?

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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.