TO AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 2440, REPEALING THE PROHIBITION ON THE EXPENDITURE OF CERTAIN DISCRETIONARY FUNDS UNDER THE AIRPORT AND AIRWAY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1970. (MOTION PASSED)

Date:

Jan 31, 1980

Number:

House Vote #687
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Glenn Anderson [D-CA32, 1975-1992] on February 27, 1979, H.R. 2440 (96th): Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 287
 
 
66%
171 116
  Nay 124
 
 
29%
88 36
Not Voting 23
 
 
5%
15 8
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.