TO AGREE TO CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 15414, THE PROPOSED REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE CONTROL ACT OF 1968, WHICH AS AMENDED BY THE SMATHERS-WILLIAMS AMENDMENT IN THE SENATE, CARRIES AN EXPENDITURE REDUCTION AND AN INCOME TAX SURCHARGE PROVISION.

Date:

Jun 21, 1968

Number:

Senate Vote #468
90th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 67
 
 
 
68%
36 31 0
  Nay 19
 
 
 
19%
16 2 1
Not Voting 13
 
 
 
13%
10 3 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.