TO PASS H.R. 12931, RURAL DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1972.

Date:

Apr 20, 1972

Number:

Senate Vote #562
92nd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 78
 
 
 
 
 
78%
41 35 1 0 1
Not Voting 22
 
 
 
 
 
22%
12 9 0 1 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.