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)

Date:

Sep 9, 1913

Number:

Senate Vote #136
63rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 16
 
 
17%
0 16
  Nay 63
 
 
66%
44 19
Not Voting 16
 
 
17%
6 10
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.