On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2452 to H.J.Res. 517 (No short title on file)

Date:

Jun 25, 1992

Number:

Senate Vote #130
102nd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a resolution introduced by Rep. Dennis Eckart [D-OH11, 1983-1992] on June 25, 1992, H.J.Res. 517 (102nd): Railway Strike bill.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 76
 
 
76%
38 38
  Nay 18
 
 
18%
16 2
Not Voting 6
 
 
6%
3 3
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.