TO AMEND H.R. 10337, A BILL PROVIDING A FINAL SETTLEMENT TO THE DISPUTE OVER CERTAIN RESERVATION LANDS HELD JOINTLY BY THE NAVAJO AND HOPI INDIAN TRIBES, BY PROVIDING FOR A JUDICIAL RESOLUTION OF THE MOENCOPI AREA DISPUTE.

Number:
Senate Vote #1079 [primary source: Professor Keith Poole]
Date:
Dec 02, 1974 (93rd Congress)
Result:
unknown
Related Bill:
H.R. 10337 (93rd): An Act to provide for final settlement of the conflicting rights and interests of the Hopi and Navajo Tribes to and in lands lying within the joint use area of the reservation established by the Executive order of December 16, 1882, and
Introduced by Rep. Douglas Owens [D-UT2, 1987-1992] on September 18, 1973
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative
  Aye 37
 
 
 
 
37%
30 7 0 0
  Nay 35
 
 
 
 
35%
10 23 1 1
Not Voting 29
 
 
 
 
29%
17 12 0 0
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes

What’s the difference between “aye” and “yea”?

There is no meaningful difference between “aye” and “yea” (and “nay” and “no”), but the terms are used in different sorts of votes based on Congress’s long tradition of parliamentary procedure.

The House and Senate follow the U.S. Constitution strictly when it says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). So they literally say “yea” and “nay” when voting on bills. In the Senate, they always use these words.

The House sometimes operates under a special set of rules called the “Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union” (or “Committee of the Whole” for short), which is a sort of pseudo-committee that is made up of every congressman. During this mode of operation, the House uses the terms “aye” and “no” instead, but the meaning is the same. (See the Rules of the House, Rule XX, and House Practice in the section Voting.)