On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 981 to S. 1507 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993)

Date:

Aug 1, 1991

Number:

Senate Vote #172
102nd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 64
 
 
64%
25 39
  Nay 34
 
 
34%
30 4
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
2 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.