On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 676 to S. 686 (Oil Pollution Liability and Compensation Act of 1989)

Date:

Aug 3, 1989

Number:

Senate Vote #167
101st Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Failed

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 34
 
 
34%
25 9
  Nay 66
 
 
66%
30 36
Required: Simple Majority

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.