TO AMEND S.1541, A BILL TO REFORM CONGRESSIONAL PROCEDURES FOR ENACTMENT OF FISCAL POLICY, BY REQUIRING THAT BEGINNING IN FISCAL 1976, THE PRESIDENT SUBMIT A BALANCED BUDGET.

Date:

Mar 20, 1974

Number:

Senate Vote #665
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Samuel Ervin [D-NC, 1957-1974] on April 11, 1973, S. 1541 (93rd): Congressional Budgetary Procedures Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 30
 
 
 
 
 
30%
10 18 1 1 0
  Nay 58
 
 
 
 
 
57%
40 17 0 0 1
Not Voting 13
 
 
 
 
 
13%
6 7 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.