TO AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 10710, THE TRADE BILL.

Date:

Dec 20, 1974

Number:

Senate Vote #1138
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Albert Ullman [D-OR2, 1961-1980] on October 3, 1973, H.R. 10710 (93rd): Trade Reform Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 73
 
 
 
 
 
73%
40 30 1 1 1
  Nay 5
 
 
 
 
 
5%
4 1 0 0 0
Not Voting 22
 
 
 
 
 
22%
11 11 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.