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.

Date:

Jun 14, 1977

Number:

Senate Vote #196
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 90
 
 
 
 
90%
54 34 1 1
Not Voting 10
 
 
 
 
10%
6 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.