TO RECONSIDER THE BEALL AMENDMENT TO S. 1443. (SEE VARIABLE 230.)

Date:

Jun 26, 1973

Number:

Senate Vote #222
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. James Fulbright [D-AR, 1957-1974] on April 3, 1973, S. 1443 (93rd): Foreign Assistance Act of 1973.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 47
 
 
 
 
 
47%
7 39 0 1 0
  Nay 46
 
 
 
 
 
46%
43 1 1 0 1
Not Voting 7
 
 
 
 
 
7%
5 2 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.