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)
May 3, 1921
Senate Vote #21
“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.