TO PASS S. 275.

Date:

May 24, 1977

Number:

Senate Vote #169
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Herman Talmadge [D-GA, 1957-1980] on January 18, 1977, S. 275 (95th): Food and Agriculture Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 71
 
 
 
 
71%
48 22 0 1
  Nay 20
 
 
 
 
20%
7 12 1 0
Not Voting 9
 
 
 
 
9%
5 4 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.