TO AMEND H.R. 7262, HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, BY STRIKING THE RETROACTIVE APPLICATION OF A PROHIBITION AGAINST DEVELOPERS OF LOW INCOME RENTAL HOUSING IN RURAL AREAS FROM CHANGING THE TERM OF THEIR CONTRACTS WITHOUT USDA APPROVAL. (MOTION PASSED)

Date:

Aug 22, 1980

Number:

House Vote #1099
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 237
 
 
55%
115 122
  Nay 116
 
 
27%
112 4
Present 1
 
 
0%
1 0
Not Voting 78
 
 
18%
45 33
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.