TO AMEND H.R. 4393, THE TREASURY-POSTAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS, BY PROHIBITING USE OF FUNDS TO FORMULATE OR CARRY OUT ANY RULE OR POLICY WHICH WOULD CAUSE THE LOSS OF TAX-EXEMPT STATUS TO PRIVATE, OR CHURCH OPERATED SCHOOLS UNLESS IN EFFECT PRIOR TO AUGUST 22, 1978. (MOTION PASSED)

Date:

Jul 13, 1979

Number:

House Vote #302
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 307
 
 
71%
169 138
  Nay 72
 
 
17%
71 1
Not Voting 55
 
 
13%
35 20
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.