On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 961 to H.R. 2493 (Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1994)

Date:

Sep 23, 1993

Number:

Senate Vote #288
103rd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Failed

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 41
 
 
41%
13 28
  Nay 56
 
 
56%
41 15
Present 1
 
 
1%
0 1
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
0 2
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.