TO AMEND H. CON. RES. 448, SECOND BUDGET RESOLUTION, BY EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF CONGRESS THAT APPROPRIATE COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE MAKE IN ORDER ON AN APPROPRIATE MEASURE LANGUAGE PROVIDING FOR THE ENACTMENT OF A CEILING ON SPENDING AT LEVELS ESTABLISHED BY THIS RESOLUTION, AND DIRECTING THE PRESIDENT TO RESERVE SUCH AMOUNTS AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO REMAIN WITHIN THE CEILING, SUCH RESERVATIONS TO BE APPLIED EQUITABLY TO RETAIN THE IMPORTANT SPENDING PRIORITIES ADOPTED BY CONGRESS. (MOTION FAILED)

Date:

Nov 18, 1980

Number:

House Vote #1236
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 167
 
 
39%
14 153
  Nay 245
 
 
57%
242 3
Not Voting 20
 
 
5%
17 3
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.