TO AMEND H.R. 11771, MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FOREIGN AID PROGRAMS FOR FISCAL 1974, BY RESTORING $365 MILLION FOR ASSISTANCE TO SOVIET JEWISH MIGRANTS.

Date:

Dec 17, 1973

Number:

Senate Vote #566
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 62
 
 
 
 
 
62%
31 30 0 1 0
  Nay 25
 
 
 
 
 
25%
14 9 1 0 1
Not Voting 13
 
 
 
 
 
13%
10 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.