TO PASS HR 5210, OMNIBUS DRUG BILL, A BILL TO PREVENT THE MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF ILLEGAL DRUGS AND TO STRENGTHEN LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS AND DRUG EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND IMPOSE THE DEATH PENALTY FOR DRUG RELATED MURDERS.

Date:

Oct 14, 1988

Number:

Senate Vote #796
100th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 87
 
 
 
87%
48 38 1
  Nay 3
 
 
 
3%
1 2 0
Not Voting 10
 
 
 
10%
4 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.