On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 3080 to S.Amdt. 3079 to S. 3114 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993)

Date:

Sep 18, 1992

Number:

Senate Vote #221
102nd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 73
 
 
73%
45 28
  Nay 12
 
 
12%
5 7
Not Voting 15
 
 
15%
7 8
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.