TO TABLE THE TOWER AMENDMENT #1769 TO THE HART SUBSTITUTE TO H.R. 8532. THE TOWER AMENDMENT PROHIBITS ANY STATE FROM RETAINING A PRIVATE ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT THE STATE IN PARENS PATRIAE ACTIONS.

Date:

Jun 10, 1976

Number:

Senate Vote #879
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 59
 
 
 
 
 
59%
44 14 0 0 1
  Nay 27
 
 
 
 
 
27%
7 18 1 1 0
Not Voting 14
 
 
 
 
 
14%
9 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.