H.R. 5678 (102nd): Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993

On the Conference Report in the Senate

Date:

Oct 1, 1992

Number:

Senate Vote #260
102nd Congress

Result:

Conference Report Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 5678 (102nd).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 82
 
 
82%
48 34
  Nay 16
 
 
16%
7 9
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
2 0
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.