TO ADOPT THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON S 1200, THE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT, WHICH WOULD AMEND THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT, TO EFFECTIVELY CONTROL UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRATION INTO THE UNITED STATES BY GRANTING AMNESTY TO ILLEGAL ALIENS WHO CAN PROVE THAT THEY ENTERED THE UNITED STATES PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 1982, PENALIZING EMPLOYERS WHO KNOWINGLY HIRE ILLEGAL ALIENS, AND ESTABLISHING A SPECIAL FARM WORKER PROGRAM FOR WESTERN AGRICULTURAL GROWERS.

Date:

Oct 17, 1986

Number:

Senate Vote #738
99th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Unknown
  Yea 65
 
 
 
65%
31 33 1
  Nay 26
 
 
 
26%
18 8 0
Not Voting 9
 
 
 
9%
4 5 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.