TO AGREE TO REPORT OF CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON H.R. 7995, (APP. 5/26/1924, 43 STAT. L. 153), A BILL TO LIMIT THE IMMIGRATION OF ALIENS INTO THE UNITED STATES. (P. 8568-2)

Date:

May 15, 1924

Number:

Senate Vote #126
68th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Farmer-Labor
  Yea 72
 
 
 
75%
36 35 1
  Nay 11
 
 
 
11%
5 5 1
Not Voting 13
 
 
 
14%
10 3 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.