TO PASS HR 442, WARTIME REPARATIONS, A BILL TO PROVIDE MONETARY PAYMENTS TO JAPANESE-AMERICANS INTERNED DURING WORLD WAR II, TO APOLOGIZE FOR THEIR INTERNMENT, AND TO COMPENSATE THE ALEUTS FOR THEIR RELOCATION DURING WORLD WAR II.

Date:

Apr 20, 1988

Number:

Senate Vote #525
100th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 69
 
 
 
69%
43 25 1
  Nay 27
 
 
 
27%
7 20 0
Not Voting 4
 
 
 
4%
3 1 0
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes: “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.