TO AMEND H.R. 5262, THE BILL AUTHORIZING U.S. CONTRIBUTIONS TO SIX MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, BY INSERTING A CLAUSE THAT RECOGNIZES THE NEED FOR U.S. COMMITMENT TO INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND THAT CLARIFIES THE FACT THAT U.S. CONTRIBUTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO THE APPROPRIATIONS PROCESS.

Number:
Senate Vote #196 [primary source: Professor Keith Poole]
Date:
Jun 14, 1977 (95th Congress)
Result:
unknown
Related Bill:
H.R. 5262 (95th): An Act to provide for increased participation by the United States in the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Development Association, the International Finance Corporation, the Asian Development Bank
Introduced by Rep. Henry Reuss [D-WI5, 1961-1982] on March 21, 1977
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Aye 90
 
 
 
90%
55 34 1
Not Voting 10
 
 
 
10%
6 4 0
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes

What’s the difference between “aye” and “yea”?

There is no meaningful difference between “aye” and “yea” (and “nay” and “no”), but the terms are used in different sorts of votes based on Congress’s long tradition of parliamentary procedure.

The House and Senate follow the U.S. Constitution strictly when it says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). So they literally say “yea” and “nay” when voting on bills. In the Senate, they always use these words.

The House sometimes operates under a special set of rules called the “Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union” (or “Committee of the Whole” for short), which is a sort of pseudo-committee that is made up of every congressman. During this mode of operation, the House uses the terms “aye” and “no” instead, but the meaning is the same. (See the Rules of the House, Rule XX, and House Practice in the section Voting.)