On the Motion (motion to waive cba re:roth amdt no.487)

Date:

Jun 22, 1993

Number:

Senate Vote #160
103rd Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. William Natcher [D-KY2, 1961-1994] on May 13, 1993, H.R. 2118 (103rd): Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1993.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 39
 
 
39%
3 36
  Nay 59
 
 
59%
50 9
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
1 1
Required: 3/5

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.