TO AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT TO AGRICULTURAL DEPT. APPROPRIATION BILL, H.R. 12717, IN ORDER TO AGREE ON AMENDMENTS APPROPRIATING $50,000 AND $100,000 RESPECTIVELY FOR INVESTIGATION AND THE EMPLOYMENT OF CHEMISTS AND OTHER SCIENCTIFIC ASSISTANTS FOR EXPERIMENT IN THE INVESTIGATION OF COLORING MATERIAL AND AMENDMENT TO ENABLE SEC. OF THE INTERIOR TO INVESTIGATE THE EXISTENCE OF ARTESIAN WATER AND OTHER UNDERGROUND WATER SUPPLIES, RESPECTIVELY. (P. 11783)

Date:

Aug 3, 1916

Number:

Senate Vote #212
64th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 34
 
 
36%
28 6
  Nay 25
 
 
26%
8 17
Not Voting 36
 
 
38%
20 16
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.