On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 489 to H.R. 2118 (Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1993)

Date:

Jun 22, 1993

Number:

Senate Vote #163
103rd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Failed

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 34
 
 
34%
32 2
  Nay 64
 
 
64%
21 43
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
1 1
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.