HR 5678. REVISE THE LAWS RELATING TO IMMIGRATION, NATURALI- ZATION, AND NATIONALITY. PASSAGE OVER THE PRES.' VETO.

Date:

Jun 27, 1952

Number:

Senate Vote #298
82nd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 60
 
 
 
63%
26 34 0
  Nay 28
 
 
 
29%
19 8 1
Present 5
 
 
 
5%
3 2 0
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
2 1 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.