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.

Date:

Aug 7, 1974

Number:

Senate Vote #931
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 34
 
 
 
 
 
34%
27 7 0 0 0
  Nay 56
 
 
 
 
 
55%
23 30 1 1 1
Not Voting 11
 
 
 
 
 
11%
6 5 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.