TO PASS H. R. 17735, THE HOUSE BILL PROVIDING FOR BETTER CONTROL OF THE INTERSTATE TRAFFIC IN FIREARMS, AFTER SUBSTITUTING FOR ITS TEXT THE AMENDED LANGUAGE OF S. 3633.

Date:

Sep 18, 1968

Number:

Senate Vote #558
90th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 71
 
 
 
71%
40 31 0
  Nay 18
 
 
 
18%
13 4 1
Not Voting 11
 
 
 
11%
9 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.