TO AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 12426, THE BILL AUTHORIZING THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY TO PROVIDE LONG-TERM LOAN GUARANTEES TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK.

Date:

Jul 27, 1978

Number:

Senate Vote #894
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. William Moorhead [D-PA14, 1963-1980] on April 27, 1978, H.R. 12426 (95th): New York City Loan Guarantee Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 58
 
 
 
 
58%
41 17 0 0
  Nay 35
 
 
 
 
35%
14 19 1 1
Not Voting 7
 
 
 
 
7%
5 2 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.