TO AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON S. 1564, THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965.

Date:

Aug 4, 1965

Number:

Senate Vote #178
89th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 79
 
 
 
79%
48 30 1
  Nay 18
 
 
 
18%
16 1 1
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.