On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 693 to H.R. 2492 (District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1994)

Date:

Jul 27, 1993

Number:

Senate Vote #218
103rd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Failed

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Julian Dixon [D-CA32, 1993-2000] on June 23, 1993, H.R. 2492 (103rd): Appropriations bill FY94, District of Columbia.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 38
 
 
38%
36 2
  Nay 61
 
 
61%
17 44
Not Voting 1
 
 
1%
1 0
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.