S. 5 (102nd): Family and Medical Leave Act of 1991

On Overriding the Veto in the Senate

Date:

Sep 24, 1992

Number:

Senate Vote #232
102nd Congress

Result:

Veto Overridden

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Christopher Dodd [D-CT, 1981-2010] on January 14, 1991, S. 5 (102nd): Family and Medical Leave Act of 1991.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 68
 
 
68%
54 14
  Nay 31
 
 
31%
3 28
Not Voting 1
 
 
1%
0 1
Required: 2/3

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.