TO TABLE THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER THE VOTE BY WHICH THE SENATE REJECTED THE HRUSKA AMENDMENT TO THE HART SUBSTITUTE TO H.R. 8532. (SEE RC 237)

Date:

Jun 8, 1976

Number:

Senate Vote #848
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 49
 
 
 
 
 
49%
44 5 0 0 0
  Nay 41
 
 
 
 
 
41%
10 28 1 1 1
Not Voting 10
 
 
 
 
 
10%
6 4 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.