TO ADOPT THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H R 2100 WHICH MODIFIES AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS AND EXTENDS THEM THROUGH FISCAL 1990.

Date:

Dec 18, 1985

Number:

Senate Vote #378
99th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Unknown
  Yea 55
 
 
 
55%
33 21 1
  Nay 38
 
 
 
38%
15 23 0
Not Voting 7
 
 
 
7%
5 2 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.