TO WAIVE SECTION 311 OF THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET ACT OF 1974 WHICH WOULD PROHIBIT H.R. 6211 FROM AUTHORIZING HIGHWAY AND TRANSIT FUNDING AND INCREASING TAXES. (MOTION PASSED) SEE NOTE(S) 42

Date:

Dec 20, 1982

Number:

Senate Vote #960
97th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 81
 
 
 
 
81%
44 35 1 1
  Nay 14
 
 
 
 
14%
7 7 0 0
Not Voting 5
 
 
 
 
5%
3 2 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.