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.

Number:
Senate Vote #894 [primary source: Professor Keith Poole]
Date:
Jul 27, 1978 (95th Congress)
Result:
unknown
Related Bill:
H.R. 12426 (95th): New York City Loan Guarantee Act
Introduced by Rep. William Moorhead [D-PA14, 1963-1980] on April 27, 1978
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Aye 58
 
 
 
58%
41 17 0
  Nay 35
 
 
 
35%
15 19 1
Not Voting 7
 
 
 
7%
5 2 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.