TO PASS H.R. 1, (46 STAT-11, 6-15-29), A BILL ESTABLISHING 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. (P. 1269-1)
May 14, 1929
Senate Vote #8
“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.