TO INVOKE CLOTURE AND END DEBATE ON S. 1564, THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965.
May 25, 1965
Senate Vote #67
This vote was related to S. 1564 (89th): An Act to enforce the 15th amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
“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.