TO AGREE TO CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 3922, THE PROPOSED OLDER AMERICANS ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1975.

Number:
Senate Vote #527 [primary source: Professor Keith Poole]
Date:
Nov 20, 1975 (94th Congress)
Result:
unknown
Related Bill:
H.R. 3922 (94th): An Act to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to establish certain social services programs for older Americans and to extend the authorizations of appropriations contained in such Act, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, a
Introduced by Rep. John Brademas [D-IN3, 1961-1980] on February 27, 1975
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Conservative     Independent
  Aye 89
 
 
 
 
89%
56 31 1 1
Not Voting 11
 
 
 
 
11%
5 6 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.)