TO AMEND S. 1541 BY PROVIDING THAT GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES NOT EXCEED ITS REVENUES DURING ANY FISCAL YEAR.

Date:

Mar 21, 1974

Number:

Senate Vote #667
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 36
 
 
 
 
 
36%
14 20 1 1 0
  Nay 53
 
 
 
 
 
52%
36 17 0 0 0
Not Voting 12
 
 
 
 
 
12%
6 5 0 0 1
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.