Tag: Rule 12

Correcting Recorded Votes (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Correcting Recorded Votes (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Correcting Recorded Votes Rules prohibit members of both chambers from changing their votes after the result has been taken, however, a member may announce that she was “incorrectly recorded.” In the Senate, a request to change one’s vote almost always receives unanimous consent. In the […]

Voice Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Voice Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Voice Vote (Susan Boyle – Britains Got Talent 2009 Episode 1 – Saturday 11th April) Voice Vote: A method of voting in the House or Senate where members who support a question call out “aye” in chorus, after which those opposed answer “no” in unison. […]

Petition (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Petition (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Petition A request or plea sent to one or both chambers from an organization or private citizens’ group asking support of, or opposition to, particular legislation or favorable consideration of a matter not yet receiving congressional attention. Petitions are referred to appropriate committees. Petitions are […]