TO AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 6655, THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1977.

Date:

Oct 1, 1977

Number:

Senate Vote #513
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Henry Reuss [D-WI5, 1961-1982] on April 26, 1977, H.R. 6655 (95th): Housing and Community Development Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 54
 
 
 
 
54%
40 13 0 1
  Nay 19
 
 
 
 
19%
5 13 1 0
Not Voting 27
 
 
 
 
27%
15 12 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.