TO AMEND THE COMM. AMENDMENT TO H.R. 4592, A BILL MAKING FOREIGN AID APPROPRIATIONS, BY INCREASING FUNDS FOR ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE FOR FOOD AND NUTRITION PROGRAMS.

Number:
Senate Vote #73 [primary source: Professor Keith Poole]
Date:
Mar 19, 1975 (94th Congress)
Result:
unknown
Related Bill:
H.R. 4592 (94th): Foreign Assistance and Related Programs Appropriations Act
Introduced by Rep. Otto Passman [D-LA5, 1961-1976] on March 10, 1975
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Conservative     Independent
  Aye 53
 
 
 
 
54%
35 18 0 0
  Nay 41
 
 
 
 
41%
23 16 1 1
Not Voting 5
 
 
 
 
5%
2 3 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.)