H.R. 5158 (101st): Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1991

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Date:

Oct 3, 1990

Number:

Senate Vote #260
101st Congress

Result:

Bill Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 5158 (101st).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 90
 
 
90%
54 36
  Nay 8
 
 
8%
0 8
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
1 1
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.