TO AMEND S. 3394 BY REDUCING FROM $550 TO $500 MILLION FUNDS FOR MILITARY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND FROM $617 MILLION TO $567 MILLION FUNDS FOR POSTWAR RECONSTRUCTION IN INDOCHINA.

Date:

Dec 4, 1974

Number:

Senate Vote #1089
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. John Sparkman [D-AL, 1961-1978] on April 29, 1974, S. 3394 (93rd): Foreign Assistance Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 44
 
 
 
 
 
44%
34 8 1 0 1
  Nay 47
 
 
 
 
 
47%
16 31 0 0 0
Not Voting 10
 
 
 
 
 
10%
6 3 0 1 0
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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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.