On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 738 to S.Amdt. 737 to H.R. 2403 (Treasury Department Appropriations Act, 1994)

Date:

Jul 29, 1993

Number:

Senate Vote #226
103rd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 65
 
 
65%
50 15
  Nay 34
 
 
34%
3 31
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.