TO PASS S 2560, HUNGER PREVENTION ACT, A BILL TO FUND THE TEMPORARY EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND FOOD COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS FOR NEEDY PEOPLE, TO ASSIST SOUP KITCHENS AND FOOD BANKS, AND TO INCREASE BENEFITS UNDER THE FOOD STAMP AND SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMS.

Date:

Jul 26, 1988

Number:

Senate Vote #677
100th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 90
 
 
 
90%
51 38 1
  Nay 7
 
 
 
7%
1 6 0
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
1 2 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.