S. 2240 (101st): Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Date:

May 16, 1990

Number:

Senate Vote #97
101st Congress

Result:

Bill Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass S. 2240 (101st).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 95
 
 
95%
55 40
  Nay 4
 
 
4%
0 4
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.