TO AMEND H.R. 7765, PROVIDING FOR RECONCILITATION PURSUANT TO SEC. 3 OF THE FIRST CON. RES. ON THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL 1981, BY STRIKING PROVISIONS THAT PROVIDE THAT RETIREMENT BENEFITS FOR MILITARY AND CIVILIAN RETIREES BE ADJUSTED TO MATCH THE COST OF LIVING ONCE A YEAR INSTEAD OF TWICE A YEAR. (MOTION PASSED)

Date:

Sep 4, 1980

Number:

House Vote #1130
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Robert Giaimo [D-CT3, 1961-1980] on July 21, 1980, H.R. 7765 (96th): Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1980.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 312
 
 
72%
207 105
  Nay 75
 
 
17%
38 37
Not Voting 45
 
 
10%
28 17
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.