TO AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 16900, MAKING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL 1975.

Date:

Dec 9, 1974

Number:

Senate Vote #1091
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 81
 
 
 
 
 
80%
45 34 0 1 1
  Nay 10
 
 
 
 
 
10%
6 3 1 0 0
Not Voting 10
 
 
 
 
 
10%
5 5 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.