TO AMEND H.R. 16027, FISCAL 1975 APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BY BARRING THE USE OF FUNDS TO APPLY THE HERBICIDE 2, 4, 5-T TO ANY LANDS WITHIN THE U.S. NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM.

Number:
Senate Vote #931 [primary source: Professor Keith Poole]
Date:
Aug 07, 1974 (93rd Congress)
Result:
unknown
Related Bill:
H.R. 16027 (93rd): Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
Introduced by Rep. Julia Hansen [D-WA3, 1961-1974] on July 18, 1974
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Conservative     Independent
  Aye 34
 
 
 
 
34%
27 7 0 0
  Nay 56
 
 
 
 
55%
24 30 1 1
Not Voting 11
 
 
 
 
11%
6 5 0 0
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes

What’s the difference between “aye” and “yea”?

There is no meaningful difference between “aye” and “yea” (and “nay” and “no”), but the terms are used in different sorts of votes based on Congress’s long tradition of parliamentary procedure.

The House and Senate follow the U.S. Constitution strictly when it says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). So they literally say “yea” and “nay” when voting on bills. In the Senate, they always use these words.

The House sometimes operates under a special set of rules called the “Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union” (or “Committee of the Whole” for short), which is a sort of pseudo-committee that is made up of every congressman. During this mode of operation, the House uses the terms “aye” and “no” instead, but the meaning is the same. (See the Rules of the House, Rule XX, and House Practice in the section Voting.)