TO TABLE STEVENS ADMENDMENT TO S. 1541, WHICH WOULD INCREASE PAY RATES OF CERTAIN HIGHER LEVEL SENATE EMPLOYEES.

Date:

Mar 22, 1974

Number:

Senate Vote #672
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 49
 
 
 
 
 
49%
31 15 1 1 1
  Nay 30
 
 
 
 
 
30%
15 15 0 0 0
Not Voting 22
 
 
 
 
 
22%
10 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.