TO AMEND H.R. 5262 BY REDUCING THE TOTAL AUTHORIZATIONS IN THIS BILL FROM $5.25 BILLION TO $2.9 BILLION.

Date:

Jun 14, 1977

Number:

Senate Vote #199
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 30
 
 
 
 
30%
12 16 1 1
  Nay 63
 
 
 
 
63%
43 20 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.