H.R. 1308 (103rd): Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Date:

Oct 27, 1993

Number:

Senate Vote #331
103rd Congress

Result:

Bill Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1308 (103rd).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 97
 
 
97%
52 45
  Nay 3
 
 
3%
2 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.