On the Amendment S.Amdt. 43 to H.R. 1281 (Dire Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Consequences of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Food Stamps, Unemployment Compensation Administration, Veterans Compensation and Pensions, and Other Urgent Needs Act of 1991)


Mar 19, 1991


Senate Vote #32
102nd Congress


Amendment Agreed to



This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.R. 1281 (102nd).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 60
43 17
  Nay 40
13 27
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.