TO AGREE TO A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE OBEY SUBSTITUTE TO H. CON. RES. 307 THAT SOUGHT TO REDUCE DEFENSE BY $5.8 BILLION IN BUDGET AUTHORITY AND $3.1 BILLION IN OUTLAYS AND REDUCE ENERGY BY $200 MILLION IN BUDGET AUTHORITY AND OUTLAYS, AND TO INCREASE INCOME SECURITY BY $3.9 BILLION IN BUDGET AUTHORITY AND $2.1 BILLION IN OUTLAYS, AND TO INCREASE EDUCATION, TRAINING, EMPLOYMENT, AND SOCIAL SERVICES BY $1.7 BILLION IN BUDGET AUTHORITY. (SEE RC 208). (MOTION FAILED)

Date:

Apr 30, 1980

Number:

House Vote #856
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 76
 
 
18%
74 2
  Nay 315
 
 
73%
191 124
Present 32
 
 
7%
2 30
Not Voting 9
 
 
2%
6 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.