On the Amendment S.Amdt. 895 to S.Amdt. 894 to H.R. 2991 (Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 1990)

Date:

Sep 29, 1989

Number:

Senate Vote #218
101st Congress

Result:

Amendment Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.R. 2991 (101st).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 65
 
 
65%
50 15
  Nay 31
 
 
31%
3 28
Not Voting 4
 
 
4%
2 2
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.