TO PASS S. 4164.

Date:

Aug 28, 1940

Number:

Senate Vote #242
76th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Farmer-Labor     Progressive
  Yea 61
 
 
 
 
 
64%
50 11 0 0 0
  Nay 34
 
 
 
 
 
35%
18 13 1 1 1
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
 
 
1%
1 0 0 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.