TO AMEND H.R. 5262 BY INSTRUCTING U.S. DELEGATES TO VOTE AGAINST FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO ANY COUNTRY THAT CONSISTENTLY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR GROSS VIOLATIONS OF INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED HUMAN RIGHTS, EXCEPT WHERE THOSE FUNDS DIRECTLY BENEFIT THE HUMAN NEEDS OF THE POPULATION OF THAT COUNTRY.

Date:

Jun 14, 1977

Number:

Senate Vote #197
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 43
 
 
 
 
43%
17 24 1 1
  Nay 50
 
 
 
 
50%
38 12 0 0
Not Voting 7
 
 
 
 
7%
5 2 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.