On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 3195 to H.R. 5679 (Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993)

Date:

Sep 25, 1992

Number:

Senate Vote #242
102nd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Failed

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 18
 
 
18%
0 18
  Nay 68
 
 
68%
48 20
Not Voting 14
 
 
14%
9 5
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.