TO TABLE THE MCCAIN, AZ AMENDMENT TO S 2751, MONTANA NATURAL RESOURCES PROTECTION, TO CONDEMN THE SUPPRESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY THE SANDINISTA GOVERNMENT IN NICARAGUA AND TO WARN THAT CONTINUED BLATANT VIOLATIONS COULD CAUSE CONGRESS TO RENEW MILITARY AID TO THE CONTRAS.

Date:

Oct 18, 1988

Number:

Senate Vote #798
100th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Unknown
  Yea 13
 
 
 
13%
11 2 0
  Nay 55
 
 
 
55%
28 26 1
Not Voting 32
 
 
 
32%
14 18 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.