TO PASS H.R. 13635, THE BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FOR FISCAL YEAR 1979.

Date:

Oct 5, 1978

Number:

Senate Vote #1081
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. George Mahon [D-TX19, 1961-1978] on July 27, 1978, H.R. 13635 (95th): Department of Defense Appropriation Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 86
 
 
 
 
86%
51 33 1 1
  Nay 3
 
 
 
 
3%
2 1 0 0
Not Voting 11
 
 
 
 
11%
7 4 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.