TO AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 22526, (37 STAT. 732, 3-3-1913), A BILL AMENDING THE PURE FOOD AND DRUG ACT.

Date:

Feb 28, 1913

Number:

Senate Vote #380
62nd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Unknown
  Yea 28
 
 
 
29%
19 9 0
  Nay 23
 
 
 
24%
6 14 3
Not Voting 44
 
 
 
46%
24 18 2
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.