TO AMEND H.R. 7583 BY PROHIBITING USE OF FUNDS TO PAY FOR ABORTIONS, OR ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES OF ANY HEALTH PLAN UNDER THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES HEALTH BENEFIT PROGRAM WHICH PROVIDES BENEFITS FOR ABORTIONS UPON THE EXPIRATION OF EXISTING CONTRACTS. (MOTION PASSED)

Date:

Aug 20, 1980

Number:

House Vote #1089
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 231
 
 
53%
107 124
  Nay 173
 
 
40%
147 26
Not Voting 28
 
 
6%
19 9
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.