Whether the Amendment is Germane S.Amdt. 749 to H.R. 2403 (Treasury Department Appropriations Act, 1994)

Date:

Aug 3, 1993

Number:

Senate Vote #235
103rd Congress

Result:

Amendment Not Germane

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 48
 
 
48%
12 36
  Nay 51
 
 
51%
42 9
Not Voting 1
 
 
1%
0 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.