TO AMEND THE DERWINSKI AMENDMENT TO H.R. 3324. THE DERWINSKI AMENDMENT PROHIBITS ASSISTANCE TO SYRIA, WHILE THE HAMILTON AMENDMENT PERMITS ASSISTANCE TO SYRIA IF THE PRESIDENT DETERMINES THAT SUCH IS IN THE U.S. NATIONAL INTEREST. (MOTION PASSED)

Date:

Apr 9, 1979

Number:

House Vote #72
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 193
 
 
44%
159 34
  Nay 177
 
 
41%
77 100
Not Voting 64
 
 
15%
39 25
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.