On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 1641 to S. 2166 (National Energy Security Act of 1992)

Date:

Feb 18, 1992

Number:

Senate Vote #21
102nd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. John Johnston [D-LA, 1972-1996] on January 29, 1992, S. 2166 (102nd): National Energy Security Act of 1992.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 60
 
 
60%
37 23
  Nay 35
 
 
35%
16 19
Not Voting 5
 
 
5%
4 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.