TO ADOPT THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON HR 6, THE WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT, WHICH WOULD PROVIDE FOR THE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF WATER AND RELATED RESOURCES AND THE IMPROVEMENT AND REHABILIATION OF THE NATION'S WATER RESOURCES INFRASTRUCTURE. AT AN ESTIMATED FEDERAL AND NON-FEDERAL COST OF $16.5 BILLION.

Date:

Oct 17, 1986

Number:

Senate Vote #740
99th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Unknown
  Yea 84
 
 
 
84%
43 40 1
  Nay 2
 
 
 
2%
1 1 0
Not Voting 14
 
 
 
14%
9 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.