TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 7817, AMENDING OR DISAPPROVING CERTAIN AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND THE FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE PROPOSED BY THE SUPREME COURT AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 31 OF TITLE 18, U.S. CODE, RELATING TO PROBATION. (MOTION FAILED; 2/3 REQUIRED)

Date:

Sep 9, 1980

Number:

House Vote #1138
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 243
 
 
56%
208 35
  Nay 146
 
 
34%
35 111
Not Voting 43
 
 
10%
30 13
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.