TO PASS S. 3447, THE AGRICULTURAL EXPORT TRADE EXPANSION ACT OF 1978.

Date:

Sep 8, 1978

Number:

Senate Vote #1012
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 65
 
 
 
 
65%
41 22 1 1
  Nay 1
 
 
 
 
1%
1 0 0 0
Not Voting 34
 
 
 
 
34%
18 16 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.