TO TABLE THE DOMENICI AMENDMENT TO H.R. 3454, THE BILL PROVIDING FOR THE TRANSFER OF CERTAIN NATIONAL FOREST LANDS TO THE SYSTEM OF NATIONAL WILDERNESS PRESERVATION LANDS. THE DOMENICI AMENDMENT RELATES TO THE STOCKPILING OF STRATEGIC MATERIALS AND PROVIDES FOR THE SALE OF 30,000 TONS OF TIN AND THE SUBSEQUENT PURCHASE OF 250,000 TONS OF COPPER.

Number:
Senate Vote #572 [primary source: Professor Keith Poole]
Date:
Oct 20, 1977 (95th Congress)
Result:
unknown
Related Bill:
H.R. 3454 (95th): Endangered American Wilderness Act
Introduced by Rep. Morris Udall [D-AZ2, 1961-1991] on February 9, 1977
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Aye 48
 
 
 
48%
36 11 1
  Nay 44
 
 
 
44%
20 24 0
Not Voting 8
 
 
 
8%
5 3 0
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes

What’s the difference between “aye” and “yea”?

There is no meaningful difference between “aye” and “yea” (and “nay” and “no”), but the terms are used in different sorts of votes based on Congress’s long tradition of parliamentary procedure.

The House and Senate follow the U.S. Constitution strictly when it says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). So they literally say “yea” and “nay” when voting on bills. In the Senate, they always use these words.

The House sometimes operates under a special set of rules called the “Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union” (or “Committee of the Whole” for short), which is a sort of pseudo-committee that is made up of every congressman. During this mode of operation, the House uses the terms “aye” and “no” instead, but the meaning is the same. (See the Rules of the House, Rule XX, and House Practice in the section Voting.)