TO POSTPONE S. 511 (12 STAT 731, APP. MAR. 3, 1863), AN ACT FOR ENROLLING AND CALLING OUT THE NATIONAL FORCES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. (P. 1371-1)

Date:

Feb 28, 1863

Number:

Senate Vote #749
37th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Unionist     Unconditional Unionist     Unknown
  Yea 11
 
 
 
 
 
23%
1 6 3 0 1
  Nay 35
 
 
 
 
 
73%
29 4 1 1 0
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
 
 
4%
1 0 0 0 1
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.