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.
Sep 18, 1968
Senate Vote #558
“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.