HR. 10875. REVISED FARM BILL. MOTION TO RECONSIDER CQ 65. ADOPTED.

Date:

May 18, 1956

Number:

Senate Vote #153
84th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 53
 
 
 
56%
20 33 0
  Nay 26
 
 
 
27%
21 4 1
Present 11
 
 
 
12%
3 8 0
Not Voting 5
 
 
 
5%
3 2 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.