H.R. 11 (102nd): Revenue Act of 1992

On the Conference Report in the Senate

Date:

Oct 8, 1992

Number:

Senate Vote #270
102nd Congress

Result:

Conference Report Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 11 (102nd).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 67
 
 
67%
44 23
  Nay 22
 
 
22%
8 14
Present 1
 
 
1%
1 0
Not Voting 10
 
 
10%
4 6
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.