TO AGREE TO CONFERENCE REPORT ON S. 2770, PROPOSED FEDERAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1972.

Date:

Oct 4, 1972

Number:

Senate Vote #908
92nd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 74
 
 
 
 
 
74%
40 31 1 1 1
Not Voting 26
 
 
 
 
 
26%
13 13 0 0 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.