TO AMEND H.R. 16900, MAKING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL 1975, BY INCREASING BY $5 MILLION FUNDING FOR RURAL HOUSING FOR DOMESTIC FARM LABOR.

Date:

Nov 18, 1974

Number:

Senate Vote #1054
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 35
 
 
 
 
 
35%
24 10 0 0 1
  Nay 42
 
 
 
 
 
42%
20 21 1 0 0
Not Voting 24
 
 
 
 
 
24%
12 11 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.