On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2665 to S.Amdt. 2664 to S. 2532 (Freedom of Russia and Emerging Eurasian Democracies and Open Markets Support Act of 1992 FREEDOM Support Act)

Date:

Jul 1, 1992

Number:

Senate Vote #139
102nd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Failed

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 35
 
 
35%
24 11
  Nay 60
 
 
60%
30 30
Not Voting 5
 
 
5%
3 2
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.