H.R. 2854 (104th): Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (On the Conference Report)

Number:
Senate Vote #57 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date:
Mar 28, 1996 (104th Congress)
Result:
Conference Report Agreed to

This was a vote to pass a bill.

Bill:
H.R. 2854 (104th): Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996
Introduced by Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS] on January 5, 1996
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 74
 
 
74%
52 22
  Nay 26
 
 
26%
1 25
Required: Simple Majority

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.