On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2703 to S. 2532 (Freedom of Russia and Emerging Eurasian Democracies and Open Markets Support Act of 1992 FREEDOM Support Act)

Date:

Jul 2, 1992

Number:

Senate Vote #142
102nd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 77
 
 
77%
49 28
  Nay 20
 
 
20%
7 13
Not Voting 3
 
 
3%
1 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.