TO AMEND H.R. 4393, THE TREASURY-POSTAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS, BY PROHIBITING USE OF TREASURY APPROPRIATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE COLLECTION OF ANY UNDERPAYMENT OF ANY TAX IMPOSED BY THE IRS UNLESS THE CONDUCT OF IRS EMPLOYEES COMPLIES WITH CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT. (MOTION PASSED)

Date:

Jul 13, 1979

Number:

House Vote #301
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 309
 
 
71%
174 135
  Nay 78
 
 
18%
71 7
Present 3
 
 
1%
3 0
Not Voting 44
 
 
10%
27 17
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.