TO AMEND HR 5210, OMNIBUS DRUG BILL, TO RESTRICT THE LAUNDERING OF U.S. CURRENCY BY SUSPECTED DRUG TRAFFICKERS.

Date:

Oct 14, 1988

Number:

Senate Vote #794
100th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 85
 
 
 
85%
47 37 1
  Nay 3
 
 
 
3%
0 3 0
Not Voting 12
 
 
 
12%
6 6 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.