TO AMEND ABOUREZK AMENDMENT TO H.R. 7656. THE ABOUREZK AMENDMENT LIMITS THE ASSESSMENT TO BE CHARGED A PRODUCER ON THE SALE OF HIS CATTLE TO ONE-TENTH OF ONE PERCENT. THE ALLEN-DOLE AMENDMENT RAISES THIS LIMIT TO ONE-HALF OF ONE PERCENT.

Date:

Dec 2, 1975

Number:

Senate Vote #534
94th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Thomas Foley [D-WA5, 1965-1994] on June 5, 1975, H.R. 7656 (94th): Beef Research and Information Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 50
 
 
 
 
 
50%
23 24 1 1 1
  Nay 34
 
 
 
 
 
34%
24 10 0 0 0
Not Voting 16
 
 
 
 
 
16%
13 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.