TO RECOMMIT H.R. 39 TO THE COMMITTEES ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR DESIGNS AND MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES, WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO REPORT IT BACK FORTHWITH WITH THE TEXT OF THE MEEDS SUBSTITUTE (SEE RC 335) FOR THE BILL.

Date:

May 19, 1978

Number:

House Vote #995
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Morris Udall [D-AZ2, 1961-1991] on January 4, 1977, H.R. 39 (95th): Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 72
 
 
17%
30 42
  Nay 246
 
 
57%
179 67
Not Voting 116
 
 
27%
78 38
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.