On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 358 to S. 1204 (Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991)

Date:

Jun 19, 1991

Number:

Senate Vote #97
102nd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

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 53
 
 
53%
33 20
  Nay 44
 
 
44%
21 23
Not Voting 3
 
 
3%
3 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.