TO AMEND S. 1888, THE AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT OF 1973. THE TALMADGE AMENDMENT IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL IDENTICAL TO THE 110 PROVISIONS OF THE BILL ON WHICH THE HOUSE SENATE CONFEREES AGREED, BUT ELIMINATING THE HOUSE PASSED AMENDMENT PROHIBITING THE ISSUANCE OF FOOD STAMPS TO STRIKERS, ON WHICH THE CONFEREES DISAGREED.

Number:
Senate Vote #349 [primary source: Professor Keith Poole]
Date:
Jul 31, 1973 (93rd Congress)
Result:
unknown
Related Bill:
S. 1888 (93rd): Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act
Introduced by Sen. Herman Talmadge [D-GA, 1957-1980] on May 23, 1973
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Conservative     Independent
  Aye 85
 
 
 
 
85%
50 34 0 1
  Nay 7
 
 
 
 
7%
1 5 1 0
Not Voting 8
 
 
 
 
8%
5 3 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.