TO AMEND S 2751, MONTANA NATURAL RESOURCES PROTECTION, TO EXPRESS THE SENSE OF THE SENATE THAT THE U.S. SHOULD CONSULT ITS ALLIES ON PROCEDURES TO END UNTIED, GENERAL PURPOSE LENDING TO THE SOVIET UNION AND ITS ALLIES.

Date:

Oct 18, 1988

Number:

Senate Vote #797
100th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 64
 
 
 
64%
36 27 1
  Nay 2
 
 
 
2%
2 0 0
Not Voting 34
 
 
 
34%
15 19 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.