TO PASS H.R. 6655, THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1977, AFTER STRIKING ALL AFTER THE ENACTING CLAUSE AND INSERTING IN LIEU THEREOF THE TEXT OF S. 1523.

Date:

Jun 7, 1977

Number:

Senate Vote #177
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 80
 
 
 
 
80%
52 26 1 1
  Nay 8
 
 
 
 
8%
0 8 0 0
Not Voting 12
 
 
 
 
12%
8 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.