TO AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 6211. SEE NOTE(S) 42

Date:

Dec 22, 1982

Number:

Senate Vote #966
97th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 57
 
 
 
 
57%
35 20 1 1
  Nay 36
 
 
 
 
36%
17 19 0 0
Not Voting 7
 
 
 
 
7%
2 5 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.