On the Amendment S.Amdt. 49 to S. 1 (National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993)

Number:
Senate Vote #14 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date:
Feb 18, 1993 (103rd Congress)
Result:
Amendment Agreed to

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment.

Bill:
S. 1 (103rd): National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993
Introduced by Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy [D-MA, 1962-2009] on January 21, 1993
Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 23
 
 
23%
0 23
  Nay 74
 
 
74%
54 20
Not Voting 3
 
 
3%
1 2
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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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.