TO PASS S. 22.

Date:

Mar 3, 1854

Number:

Senate Vote #52
33rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Whig     Ind. Republican-Democrat     American     Free Soil     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
66%
31 4 3 1 0 0 1
  Nay 15
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25%
5 2 4 2 1 1 0
Not Voting 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10%
1 4 1 0 0 0 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.