TO AGREE TO A SUBSTITUTE TO H. CON. RES. 307 THAT SOUGHT TO INCREASE BUDGET AUTHORITY BY $1.1 BILLION AND OUTLAYS BY $700 MILLION TO PROVIDE FOR PROGRAM INCREASES, TO PROVIDE FOR A REDUCTION OF $400 MILLION IN BUDGET AUTHORITY AND OUTLAYS FOR CONSULTANTS, PRINTING, AND FILM PROCUREMENT, AND TO INCREASE REVENUES BY $800 MILLION TO REFLECT FOREIGN OIL TAX CREDIT REFORM. (MOTION FAILED)

Date:

Apr 30, 1980

Number:

House Vote #858
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 205
 
 
47%
168 37
  Nay 217
 
 
50%
97 120
Not Voting 10
 
 
2%
8 2
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.