On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2125 to H.R. 4328 (No short title on file)

Date:

Jul 13, 1990

Number:

Senate Vote #154
101st Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 69
 
 
69%
49 20
  Nay 24
 
 
24%
4 20
Not Voting 7
 
 
7%
2 5
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.