S.Res. 197 (101st): A resolution to ensure that sufficient funds are available to aid the victims of the California earthquake ...

On the Resolution in the Senate

Date:

Oct 25, 1989

Number:

Senate Vote #272
101st Congress

Result:

Resolution Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to agree to S.Res. 197 (101st).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 88
 
 
88%
53 35
  Nay 11
 
 
11%
1 10
Not Voting 1
 
 
1%
1 0
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.