TO AMEND THE DECONCINI AMENDMENT TO H.R. 5262 BY REDUCING THE APPROPRIATION FOR THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND TO $25 MILLION.

Date:

Jun 14, 1977

Number:

Senate Vote #200
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 31
 
 
 
 
31%
12 17 1 1
  Nay 59
 
 
 
 
59%
43 16 0 0
Not Voting 10
 
 
 
 
10%
5 5 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.