TO AMEND H. R. 3321, BY INCREASING INCOME TAXES ON THOSE IN THE UPPER BRACKET SO THAT THEY SHALL BE COMPELLED TO PAY AN EQUITABLE AND PROPORTIMATE SHARE OF THE EXPENSES OF THE GOVERNMENT. (P.J612-1)
Sep 9, 1913
Senate Vote #136
“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.