TO AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON S. 210, ESTABLISHING A DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. (MOTION PASSED)

Date:

Sep 27, 1979

Number:

House Vote #468
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Abraham Ribicoff [D-CT, 1963-1980] on January 24, 1979, S. 210 (96th): Department of Education Organization Act of 1979.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 219
 
 
51%
189 30
  Nay 205
 
 
47%
81 124
Not Voting 9
 
 
2%
4 5
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.