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.

Date:

Jun 14, 1929

Number:

Senate Vote #29
71st Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Farmer-Labor
  Yea 82
 
 
 
86%
50 31 1
  Nay 11
 
 
 
12%
5 6 0
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
2%
0 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.