TO TABLE THE MORGAN AMENDMENT TO THE ALLEN SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 8532. THE MORGAN AMENDMENT DELETES THE PROVISION MAKING THE ACT UNAPPLICABLE IN A STATE UNTIL THAT STATE PROVIDES BY LAW FOR ITS APPLICABILITY.

Date:

May 27, 1976

Number:

Senate Vote #816
94th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Peter Rodino [D-NJ10, 1961-1988] on July 10, 1975, H.R. 8532 (94th): Antitrust Parens Patriae Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative     Unknown
  Yea 34
 
 
 
 
 
34%
9 22 1 1 1
  Nay 33
 
 
 
 
 
33%
27 6 0 0 0
Not Voting 33
 
 
 
 
 
33%
24 9 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.