TO TABLE A MOTION TO RECONSIDER THE VOTE BY WHICH THE SENATE TABLED THE HRUSKA AMENDMENT TO THE HART SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 8532.

Date:

Jun 7, 1976

Number:

Senate Vote #840
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 39
 
 
 
 
 
39%
35 4 0 0 0
  Nay 44
 
 
 
 
 
44%
13 28 1 1 1
Not Voting 17
 
 
 
 
 
17%
12 5 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.