On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1616 to S. 2240 (Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990)

Date:

May 15, 1990

Number:

Senate Vote #92
101st Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 2240 (101st).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 33
 
 
33%
5 28
  Nay 65
 
 
66%
49 16
Not Voting 1
 
 
1%
0 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.