TO TABLE SEN. HUMPHREY'S AMENDMENT TO H.R. 16900, MAKING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL 1975. THE HUMPHREY AMENDMENT APPROPRIATES AN ADDITIONAL $500 MILLION FOR THE PURPOSE OF PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT.

Date:

Oct 10, 1974

Number:

Senate Vote #1048
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. George Mahon [D-TX19, 1961-1978] on September 25, 1974, H.R. 16900 (93rd): Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 49
 
 
 
 
 
49%
27 20 1 0 1
  Nay 18
 
 
 
 
 
18%
13 5 0 0 0
Not Voting 34
 
 
 
 
 
34%
16 17 0 1 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.