HR 9490. PASSAGE OVER THE PRES.' VETO.

Date:

Sep 22, 1950

Number:

Senate Vote #444
81st Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 77
 
 
 
71%
38 39 0
  Nay 12
 
 
 
11%
11 1 0
Present 20
 
 
 
18%
8 4 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.