TO PASS S. 3149. (SEE RC 102)

Date:

Mar 26, 1976

Number:

Senate Vote #714
94th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. John Tunney [D-CA, 1971-1976] on March 16, 1976, S. 3149 (94th): Toxic Substances Control Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 60
 
 
 
 
 
60%
43 15 1 0 1
  Nay 13
 
 
 
 
 
13%
1 12 0 0 0
Not Voting 27
 
 
 
 
 
27%
16 10 0 1 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.