TO PASS H.R. 12935, THE BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH FOR FISCAL YEAR 1979.

Date:

Aug 7, 1978

Number:

Senate Vote #925
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. George Shipley [D-IL22, 1973-1978] on June 1, 1978, H.R. 12935 (95th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 67
 
 
 
 
67%
47 19 0 1
  Nay 20
 
 
 
 
20%
6 13 1 0
Not Voting 13
 
 
 
 
13%
7 6 0 0
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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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.