TO TABLE THE BUMPERS AMENDMENT TO H.R. 13467, AN AMENDMENT THAT APPROPRIATES $8.2 MILLION FOR AN INFLUENZA VACCINATION PROGRAM.

Number:
Senate Vote #921 [primary source: Professor Keith Poole]
Date:
Aug 04, 1978 (95th Congress)
Result:
unknown
Related Bill:
H.R. 13467 (95th): Second Supplemental Appropriations Act
Introduced by Rep. George Mahon [D-TX19, 1961-1978] on July 13, 1978
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Aye 30
 
 
 
30%
6 23 1
  Nay 47
 
 
 
47%
39 8 0
Not Voting 23
 
 
 
23%
16 7 0
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes

What’s the difference between “aye” and “yea”?

There is no meaningful difference between “aye” and “yea” (and “nay” and “no”), but the terms are used in different sorts of votes based on Congress’s long tradition of parliamentary procedure.

The House and Senate follow the U.S. Constitution strictly when it says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). So they literally say “yea” and “nay” when voting on bills. In the Senate, they always use these words.

The House sometimes operates under a special set of rules called the “Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union” (or “Committee of the Whole” for short), which is a sort of pseudo-committee that is made up of every congressman. During this mode of operation, the House uses the terms “aye” and “no” instead, but the meaning is the same. (See the Rules of the House, Rule XX, and House Practice in the section Voting.)