TO PASS H. R. 4075, AS AMENDED, WHICH RESTRICTS IMMIGRATION DURING FISCAL YEAR TO 3 PER CENT OF THOSE WHO WERE RESIDENT ALIENS WITHIN THE TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES ACCORDING TO THE CENSUS OF 1910. THIS BILL ENLARGED THE NUMBER WHO WOULD COME IN DURING THIS EMERGENCY PERIOD. (P.915-1, 967- 2)

Date:

May 3, 1921

Number:

Senate Vote #21
67th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Unknown
  Yea 90
 
 
 
94%
55 34 1
  Nay 2
 
 
 
2%
1 1 0
Not Voting 4
 
 
 
4%
2 2 0
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.