TO AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON S. 3084, THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENTS OF 1978.

Date:

Oct 14, 1978

Number:

Senate Vote #1137
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. William Proxmire [D-WI, 1959-1988] on May 15, 1978, S. 3084 (95th): Housing and Community Development Amendments.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 77
 
 
 
 
77%
53 22 1 1
  Nay 8
 
 
 
 
8%
0 8 0 0
Not Voting 15
 
 
 
 
15%
7 8 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.