TO TABLE SEN. AIKEN'S AMENDMENT TO S.3062, THE DISASTER RELIEF BILL. THE AIKEN AMENDMENT MAKES PROVISIONS OF SECTION 408 (EXTRA-ORDINARY DISASTER EXPENSE GRANTS EFFECTIVE AS OF APRIL 20, 1973, INSTEAD OF APRIL 1, 1974.

Date:

Apr 10, 1974

Number:

Senate Vote #718
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Quentin Burdick [D-ND, 1960-1992] on February 26, 1974, S. 3062 (93rd): Disaster Relief Act Amendments.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 49
 
 
 
 
 
49%
31 15 1 1 1
  Nay 40
 
 
 
 
 
40%
19 21 0 0 0
Not Voting 12
 
 
 
 
 
12%
6 6 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.