TO INVOKE CLOTURE AND END DEBATE ON S. 1564, THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965.

Date:

May 25, 1965

Number:

Senate Vote #67
89th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 70
 
 
 
70%
46 23 1
  Nay 30
 
 
 
30%
20 9 1
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.