On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 697 to H.R. 2519 (Department of Justice and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1994)

Date:

Jul 27, 1993

Number:

Senate Vote #220
103rd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 92
 
 
92%
50 42
  Nay 7
 
 
7%
3 4
Not Voting 1
 
 
1%
1 0
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.