TO AMEND S. 1541 BY REQUIRING A 2/3 MAJORITY VOTE OF THE CONGRESS TO INCREASE FEDERAL SPENDING LIMIT AFTER SUCH LIMIT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY THE FIRST CONCURRENT RESOLUTION.

Date:

Mar 22, 1974

Number:

Senate Vote #671
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 23
 
 
 
 
 
23%
4 17 1 1 0
  Nay 57
 
 
 
 
 
56%
43 13 0 0 1
Not Voting 21
 
 
 
 
 
21%
9 12 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.