S. 1643. AGRICULTURAL ACT. LONG AMENDMENT TO RESTORE THE PROVISION ELIMINATED BY CQ 101, BUT TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRE- TARY OF AGRICULTURE TO PROHIBIT ACQUISITIONS OR MERGERS BY COOPERATIVES IF THEY CREATE A MONOPOLY. KEFAUVER MOTION TO TABLE (KILL) AMENDMENT. AGREED TO.

Date:

Jul 26, 1961

Number:

Senate Vote #103
87th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 44
 
 
 
44%
16 28 0
  Nay 40
 
 
 
40%
35 4 1
Present 7
 
 
 
7%
4 2 1
Not Voting 9
 
 
 
9%
7 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.