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.

Date:

Oct 20, 1977

Number:

Senate Vote #572
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Morris Udall [D-AZ2, 1961-1991] on February 9, 1977, H.R. 3454 (95th): Endangered American Wilderness Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 48
 
 
 
 
48%
35 11 1 1
  Nay 44
 
 
 
 
44%
20 24 0 0
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.