TO AMEND S.3934 BY PERMITTING THE STATES TO SPECIFY A SPEED LIMIT ON THEIR HIGHWAYS OF UP TO 60 MILES PER HOUR.

Date:

Sep 11, 1974

Number:

Senate Vote #968
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Lloyd Bentsen [D-TX, 1971-1993] on August 20, 1974, S. 3934 (93rd): Federal-Aid Highway Amendments.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 22
 
 
 
 
 
22%
8 14 0 0 0
  Nay 63
 
 
 
 
 
62%
42 18 1 1 1
Not Voting 16
 
 
 
 
 
16%
6 10 0 0 0
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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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.