TO ADOPT S 2701, THE COMPREHENSIVE ANTI-APARTHEID ACT OF (CONTINUED) 1986, WHICH IS HR 4868. THE BILL WOULD PROHIBIT LOANS AND INVESTMENTS TO SOUTH AFRICA, AND THE IMPORTATION OF SOUTH AFRICAN COAL, URANIUM, STEEL, AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS. THE SANCTIONS WOULD CONTINUE IN FORCE UNTIL SOUTH AFRICA MET CERTAIN CONDITIONS AND GAVE AUTHORITY TO THE PRESIDENT TO IMPOSE NEW SANCTIONS AFTER A YEAR IF THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT MET.

Number:
Senate Vote #633 [primary source: Professor Keith Poole]
Date:
Aug 15, 1986 (99th Congress)
Result:
unknown
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 84
 
 
84%
37 47
  Nay 14
 
 
14%
14 0
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
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.