TO AGREE TO THE REPORT OF THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON H.R. 1 (46 STAT. 11, 6-15-29), A BILL TO ESTABLISH A FEDERAL FARM BOARD TO PROMOTE THE EFFECTIVE MERCHANDISING OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES IN INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE, AND TO PLACE AGRICULTURE ON A BASIS OF ECONOMIC EQUALITY WITH OTHER INDUSTRIES.

Number:
Senate Vote #29 [primary source: Professor Keith Poole]
Date:
Jun 14, 1929 (71st Congress)
Result:
unknown
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 74
 
 
88%
47 27
  Nay 8
 
 
10%
3 5
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
0 2
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes

What’s the difference between “aye” and “yea”?

There is no meaningful difference between “aye” and “yea” (and “nay” and “no”), but the terms are used in different sorts of votes based on Congress’s long tradition of parliamentary procedure.

The House and Senate follow the U.S. Constitution strictly when it says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). So they literally say “yea” and “nay” when voting on bills. In the Senate, they always use these words.

The House sometimes operates under a special set of rules called the “Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union” (or “Committee of the Whole” for short), which is a sort of pseudo-committee that is made up of every congressman. During this mode of operation, the House uses the terms “aye” and “no” instead, but the meaning is the same. (See the Rules of the House, Rule XX, and House Practice in the section Voting.)