TO AMEND S.1541, BY PROVIDING THAT MEETING OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET SHALL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Date:

Mar 20, 1974

Number:

Senate Vote #666
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 56
 
 
 
 
 
55%
36 19 0 0 1
  Nay 27
 
 
 
 
 
27%
10 15 1 1 0
Not Voting 18
 
 
 
 
 
18%
10 8 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.