TO TABLE HELMS AMENDMENT TO H.R. 9005 WHICH WOULD BAR ASSISTANCE TO ANY COUNTRY WHICH HAS DETONATED A NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVE DEVICE WITHIN 5 YEARS OF THE TIME ASSISTANCE IS PROPOSED TO BE PROVIDED.

Date:

Nov 4, 1975

Number:

Senate Vote #466
94th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 62
 
 
 
 
 
62%
42 18 0 1 1
  Nay 28
 
 
 
 
 
28%
11 16 1 0 0
Not Voting 10
 
 
 
 
 
10%
7 3 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.