TO PASS H.R. 6772, A BILL TO AMEND THE GRAIN FUTURES ACT TO PREVENT AND REMOVE OBSTRUCTIONS AND BURDENS UPON INTERSTATE COMMERCE IN GRAINS AND OTHER COMMODITIES BY REGULATING TRANSACTIONS THEREIN ON COMMODITY-FUTURES EXCHANGES, TO LIMIT OR ABOLISH SHORT SELLING, TO CURB MANIPULATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Date:

May 29, 1936

Number:

Senate Vote #176
74th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Farmer-Labor     Progressive
  Yea 64
 
 
 
 
67%
48 14 1 1
  Nay 18
 
 
 
 
19%
10 8 0 0
Present 3
 
 
 
 
3%
2 1 0 0
Not Voting 11
 
 
 
 
11%
10 1 0 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.