TO AGREE TO CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 8916 A BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPTS. OF STATE, JUSTICE, COMMERCE, THE JUDICIARY, AND RELATED AGENCIES FOR FISCAL 1974.

Date:

Nov 14, 1973

Number:

Senate Vote #464
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 80
 
 
 
 
 
80%
44 33 1 1 1
  Nay 2
 
 
 
 
 
2%
1 1 0 0 0
Not Voting 18
 
 
 
 
 
18%
10 8 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.