TO AGREE TO THE RESOLUTION OF RATIFICATION OF THE PANAMA CANAL TREATY, EXECUTIVE N, 95TH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, EXECUTIVE CALENDAR NO. 2.

Date:

Apr 18, 1978

Number:

Senate Vote #755
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 68
 
 
 
 
68%
52 16 0 0
  Nay 32
 
 
 
 
32%
8 22 1 1
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.