On the Motion (Motion to Waive C.B.A., etc. RE: Amdt. No. 1084)

Date:

Oct 27, 1993

Number:

Senate Vote #335
103rd Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Daniel Rostenkowski [D-IL5, 1993-1994] on September 29, 1993, H.R. 3167 (103rd): Unemployment Compensation Amendments of 1993.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 36
 
 
36%
26 10
  Nay 61
 
 
61%
27 34
Not Voting 3
 
 
3%
1 2
Required: 3/5

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.