S 2655. PASSAGE.

Date:

Jun 9, 1948

Number:

Senate Vote #216
80th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 79
 
 
82%
38 41
  Nay 11
 
 
11%
9 2
Present 4
 
 
4%
3 1
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
1 1
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.