TO AMEND H.R. 4440 TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS, BY PROHIBITING USE OF FUNDS TO IMPLEMENT OR ENFORCE ANY REGULATION WHICH REQUIRES ANY MOTOR VEHICLE TO BE EQUIPPED WITH AN OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM OTHER THAN A BELT SYSTEM, BUT PERMITS USE OF FUNDS FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT RELATING TO OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS. (MOTION PASSED)

Date:

Sep 18, 1979

Number:

House Vote #433
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 232
 
 
53%
108 124
  Nay 189
 
 
44%
161 28
Present 1
 
 
0%
1 0
Not Voting 12
 
 
3%
5 7
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.