On the Motion (Motion To Waive The Budget Act)

Date:

Nov 9, 1989

Number:

Senate Vote #294
101st Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 40
 
 
40%
6 34
  Nay 51
 
 
51%
44 7
Not Voting 9
 
 
9%
5 4
Required: 3/5

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.