TO PASS H. R. 2373 (42 STAT. 388, 2/18/1922), A BILL TO AUTHORIZE ASSOCIATION S OF PRODUCERS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS. (P. 2282)

Date:

Feb 8, 1922

Number:

Senate Vote #228
67th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 71
 
 
74%
45 26
  Nay 2
 
 
2%
1 1
Not Voting 23
 
 
24%
14 9
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.