TO CLOSE DEBATE ON THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 6211. (CONTINUED) (MOTION PASSED) SEE NOTE(S) 42

Date:

Dec 22, 1982

Number:

Senate Vote #965
97th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 82
 
 
 
 
82%
47 33 1 1
  Nay 6
 
 
 
 
6%
3 3 0 0
Not Voting 12
 
 
 
 
12%
4 8 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.