On the Amendment S.Amdt. 769 to H.R. 2519 (Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1992)

Date:

Jul 17, 1991

Number:

Senate Vote #132
102nd Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.R. 2519 (102nd).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 35
 
 
35%
32 3
  Nay 64
 
 
64%
24 40
Not Voting 1
 
 
1%
1 0
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.