TO AMEND H.R. 4392 BY PROHIBITING THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FROM USING APPROPRIATED FUNDS TO BRING ACTION TO REQUIRE BUSING OF STUDENTS, EXCEPT FOR THOSE REQUIRING SPECIAL EDUCATION RESULTING FROM PHYSICAL OR MENTAL HANDICAPS. (MOTION PASSED)

Date:

Jul 12, 1979

Number:

House Vote #298
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 209
 
 
48%
95 114
  Nay 190
 
 
44%
157 33
Not Voting 35
 
 
8%
23 12
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.