TO TABLE THE ALLEN APPEAL FROM THE RULING OF THE CHAIR THAT THE SUBMISSION OF THE BYRD AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 8532 WAS IN ORDER.

Date:

Jun 9, 1976

Number:

Senate Vote #874
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 51
 
 
 
 
 
51%
35 16 0 0 0
  Nay 25
 
 
 
 
 
25%
8 15 1 0 1
Not Voting 24
 
 
 
 
 
24%
17 6 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.