TO AMEND THE RESOLUTION RELATING TO NEGRO EMIGRATION TO NORTHERN STATES AND THE INVESTIGATION OF UNJUST CONDUCT OF SOUTHERN WHITES TOWARD THE NEGROS BY ADDING A CLAUSE THAT IF THE COMMITTEE FINDS THE EXODUS OF COLORED CITIZENS FROM THE SOUTH HAS BEEN CAUSED BY CRUEL TREATMENT OR OTHER UNJUST CAUSES, IT SHALL INQUIRE INTO SUCH CAUSES AND REPORT TO CONGRESS FOR NECESSARY ACTION TO SECURE RIGHTS UNDER THE U. S. CONSTITUTION AND TO INQUIRE AS TO THE PRACTICALITY OF PROVIDING SPECIAL TERRITORY FOR THEIR OCCUPATION. (P. 155-2)
- Senate Vote #194 [primary source: Professor Keith Poole]
- Dec 18, 1879 (46th Congress)
What’s the difference between aye and yea?
There is no meaningful difference between aye and yea (and nay and no), but the terms are used in different sorts of votes based on Congress’s long tradition of parliamentary procedure. The House and Senate follow the U.S. Constitution strictly when it says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). The House sometimes operates under a special set of rules called the “Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union” (or “Committee of the Whole” for short), which is a sort of pseudo-committee that is made up of every congressman. During this mode of operation, the House uses the terms “aye” and “no” instead. (See the Rules of the House, Rule XX, and House Practice in the section Voting.)