TO ADOPT THE CONFERENCE REPORT FOR H R 2100 TO EXTEND AGRICULTURAL PRICE SUPPORT PROGRAMS THROUGH FISCAL 1990 AND TO PROVIDE PROGRAMS FOR AGRICULTURAL EXPORT, RESOURCE CONSERVATION, FARM CREDIT, AND RESEARCH. THE REPORT ALSO CONTINUES FOOD ASSISTANCE TO LOW INCOME PERSONS AND ENSURES AN ABUNDANCE OF FOOD AND FIBER AT REASONABLE PRICES. (MOTION PASSED)

Date:

Dec 18, 1985

Number:

House Vote #431
99th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 326
 
 
75%
195 131
  Nay 97
 
 
22%
50 47
Not Voting 11
 
 
3%
7 4
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.