On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2778 to H.R. 5487 (Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993)

Date:

Jul 28, 1992

Number:

Senate Vote #156
102nd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 74
 
 
74%
36 38
  Nay 23
 
 
23%
19 4
Not Voting 3
 
 
3%
2 1
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.