TO AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 7656, TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM DESIGNED TO STRENGTHEN AND EXPAND THE MARKET FOR BEEF AND BEEF PRODUCTS.

Date:

May 12, 1976

Number:

Senate Vote #786
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 65
 
 
 
 
 
65%
35 27 1 1 1
  Nay 27
 
 
 
 
 
27%
20 7 0 0 0
Not Voting 8
 
 
 
 
 
8%
5 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.