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.

Date:

Jul 31, 1973

Number:

Senate Vote #349
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Herman Talmadge [D-GA, 1957-1980] on May 23, 1973, S. 1888 (93rd): Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 85
 
 
 
 
 
85%
49 34 1 0 1
  Nay 7
 
 
 
 
 
7%
1 5 0 1 0
Not Voting 8
 
 
 
 
 
8%
5 3 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.