TO TABLE THE HATCH AMENDMENT TO H.R. 5262. THE HATCH AMENDMENT IS SIMILAR TO THE ABOUREZK AMENDMENT (SEE RC 197) WITH THE EXCEPTION THAT IT SPECIFICALLY OPPOSES AID TO CAMBODIA, CUBA, LAOS, AND VIETNAM.

Date:

Jun 14, 1977

Number:

Senate Vote #198
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 58
 
 
 
 
58%
44 14 0 0
  Nay 34
 
 
 
 
34%
11 21 1 1
Not Voting 8
 
 
 
 
8%
5 3 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.