On the Motion (Motion To Waive Budget Act Re: Specter Amdt. No. 312)

Date:

Jun 12, 1991

Number:

Senate Vote #92
102nd Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Quentin Burdick [D-ND, 1960-1992] on June 4, 1991, S. 1204 (102nd): Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 29
 
 
29%
14 15
  Nay 69
 
 
69%
42 27
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
1 1
Required: 3/5

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.