On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 948 to S. 1507 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993)

Date:

Jul 31, 1991

Number:

Senate Vote #167
102nd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Failed

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 30
 
 
30%
16 14
  Nay 69
 
 
69%
40 29
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.