TO AMEND H.R. 13467 BY APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $54.8 MILLION FOR THE NEW SENATE OFFICE BUILDING AND IMPOSING A CEILING OF $135 MILLION ON EXPENDITURES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BUILDING.

Date:

Aug 4, 1978

Number:

Senate Vote #922
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. George Mahon [D-TX19, 1961-1978] on July 13, 1978, H.R. 13467 (95th): Second Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 65
 
 
 
 
65%
45 20 0 0
  Nay 13
 
 
 
 
13%
1 11 1 0
Not Voting 22
 
 
 
 
22%
14 7 0 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.