TO AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON S.884, AUTHORIZING FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEARS 1982 THROUGH 1985 FOR COMMODITY PRICE SUPPORT PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FOR AGRICULTURE RESEARCH, SOIL CONSERVATION, AND AGRICULTURE EXPORTS. (MOTION PASSED)

Date:

Dec 10, 1981

Number:

Senate Vote #467
97th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 68
 
 
 
 
68%
44 22 1 1
  Nay 31
 
 
 
 
31%
8 23 0 0
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
 
1%
1 0 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.