On the Motion to Postpone H.R. 3660

Date:

Nov 17, 1989

Number:

Senate Vote #303
101st Congress

Result:

Motion to Postpone Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Thomas Foley [D-WA5, 1965-1994] on November 15, 1989, H.R. 3660 (101st): Ethics Reform Act of 1989.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 11
 
 
11%
2 9
  Nay 88
 
 
88%
52 36
Not Voting 1
 
 
1%
1 0
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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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.