On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 1132 to S. 1607 (Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1993)

Date:

Nov 8, 1993

Number:

Senate Vote #358
103rd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Vice President Joseph Biden [D] on November 1, 1993, S. 1607 (103rd): Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1993.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 52
 
 
52%
19 33
  Nay 41
 
 
41%
32 9
Not Voting 7
 
 
7%
3 4
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.