TO AMEND S. 502, PROPOSED FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY ACT OF 1973, BY AUTHORIZING $800 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR OPERATING FUNDS FOR MASS TRANSIT FOR 2 YEARS, AND BY AUTHORIZING AN ADDITIONAL $3 BILLION IN CONTRACT AUTHORITY THROUGH FISCAL YEAR 1977 FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS.

Date:

Mar 14, 1973

Number:

Senate Vote #32
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Lloyd Bentsen [D-TX, 1971-1993] on January 23, 1973, S. 502 (93rd): Federal-Aid Highway Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 59
 
 
 
 
 
59%
42 15 1 0 1
  Nay 36
 
 
 
 
 
36%
9 26 0 1 0
Not Voting 5
 
 
 
 
 
5%
4 1 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.