TO MODIFY THE UDALL SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT FOR THE COLLINS AMENDMENT TO H.R. 11280. THE ERLENBORN AMENDMENT PROHIBITS EMPLOYEES OF THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION FROM BEING REPRESENTED BY A UNION THAT MAINTAINS A POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE OR THAT ADVOCATES ELECTION OR DEFEAT OF ANY CANDIDATE FOR FEDERAL OFFICE. THE UDALL SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT COMPROMISES THE BILL'S LANGUAGE AND THE ADMINISTRATION'S PROPOSALS FOR THE LABOR MANAGEMENT PROVISIONS OF THE BILL. THE COLLINS AMENDMENT EMBODIES THE ADMINISTRATION'S PROPOSALS AND GIVES BASIC COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS TO FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ON ISSUES OF PERSONNEL POLICIES AND WORKING CONDITIONS.

Date:

Sep 13, 1978

Number:

House Vote #1378
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Robert Nix [D-PA2, 1963-1978] on March 3, 1978, H.R. 11280 (95th): Civil Service Reform Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 177
 
 
41%
57 120
  Nay 228
 
 
53%
216 12
Not Voting 27
 
 
6%
13 14
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.