TO AGREE TO CONFERENCE REPORT ON S. 4164.

Date:

Sep 14, 1940

Number:

Senate Vote #251
76th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Progressive
  Yea 53
 
 
 
 
56%
43 10 0 0
  Nay 31
 
 
 
 
33%
16 13 1 1
Not Voting 11
 
 
 
 
12%
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.