TO INSTRUCT CONFEREES TO AGREE TO LANGUAGE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 2440, AIRPORT AND AIRWAY DEVELOPMENT, RELATING TO THE SOLICITATION OF INDIVIDUALS AT AIRPORTS OPERATED BY THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION. (MOTION PASSED)

Date:

Nov 16, 1979

Number:

House Vote #596
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Glenn Anderson [D-CA32, 1975-1992] on February 27, 1979, H.R. 2440 (96th): Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 248
 
 
57%
146 102
  Nay 107
 
 
25%
78 29
Present 1
 
 
0%
1 0
Not Voting 77
 
 
18%
49 28
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.