TO ADOPT THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 7592, APPROPRIATIONS FOR MILITARY CONSTRUCTION FOR THE DEPT. OF DEFENSE FOR FISCAL 1981. (MOTION PASSED)

Date:

Sep 30, 1980

Number:

House Vote #1207
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Koln McKay [D-UT1, 1971-1980] on June 17, 1980, H.R. 7592 (96th): Military Construction Appropriation Act, 1981.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 342
 
 
79%
205 137
  Nay 29
 
 
7%
25 4
Not Voting 61
 
 
14%
43 18
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.