TO PASS H.R. 13467.

Date:

Aug 7, 1978

Number:

Senate Vote #924
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 69
 
 
 
 
69%
49 19 0 1
  Nay 17
 
 
 
 
17%
4 12 1 0
Present 1
 
 
 
 
1%
1 0 0 0
Not Voting 13
 
 
 
 
13%
6 7 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.