TO AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 12935, THE BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH FOR FISCAL YEAR 1979.

Date:

Aug 17, 1978

Number:

House Vote #1337
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 257
 
 
59%
203 54
  Nay 125
 
 
29%
43 82
Not Voting 50
 
 
12%
40 10
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.