On the Motion (Motion To Waive )

Date:

Aug 12, 1992

Number:

Senate Vote #188
102nd Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Daniel Rostenkowski [D-IL5, 1993-1994] on January 3, 1991, H.R. 11 (102nd): Revenue Act of 1992.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 37
 
 
37%
5 32
  Nay 57
 
 
57%
50 7
Not Voting 6
 
 
6%
2 4
Required: 3/5

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.