HR 9680. PROVIDE FOR THE CONTINUED PRICE SUPPORT FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS, AUGMENT THE MARKETING AND DISPOSAL OF SUCH PRODUCTS; PROVIDE FOR GREATER STABILITY IN AGRICULTURE. ADOPTION OF CONFERENCE REPORT.

Date:

Aug 17, 1954

Number:

Senate Vote #252
83rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 56
 
 
 
58%
41 15 0
  Nay 31
 
 
 
32%
5 25 1
Present 9
 
 
 
9%
2 7 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.