TO AMEND H.R. 7583 BY PROHIBITING THE USE OF IRS FUNDS TO PROMULGATE ANY POLICY OR REGULATION WHICH WOULD CAUSE THE LOSS OF TAX EXEMPT STATUS TO PRIVATE, RELIGIOUS, OR CHURCH OPERATED SCHOOLS, AFTER THE DATE OF ENACTMENT OF THIS ACT. (MOTION PASSED)

Date:

Aug 20, 1980

Number:

House Vote #1088
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 302
 
 
70%
153 149
  Nay 109
 
 
25%
105 4
Not Voting 21
 
 
5%
15 6
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.