TO PASS H.R. 10587, THE PUBLIC RANGELANDS IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1978.

Date:

Sep 30, 1978

Number:

Senate Vote #1070
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Teno Roncalio [D-WY0, 1971-1978] on January 26, 1978, H.R. 10587 (95th): Public Range Lands Improvement Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 61
 
 
 
 
61%
33 26 1 1
  Nay 9
 
 
 
 
9%
7 2 0 0
Not Voting 30
 
 
 
 
30%
20 10 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.