HR 9490. PROTECT THE U.S. AGAINST CERTAIN UN-AMERICAN AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES BY REQUIRING REGISTRATION OF COMMUNIST ORGANIZATIONS. ADOPTION OF CONFERENCE REPORT.

Date:

Sep 20, 1950

Number:

Senate Vote #442
81st Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 79
 
 
 
72%
41 38 0
  Nay 8
 
 
 
7%
7 1 0
Present 22
 
 
 
20%
9 5 8
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.