On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1141 to S. 1607 (Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1993)

Date:

Nov 9, 1993

Number:

Senate Vote #361
103rd Congress

Result:

Amendment Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 1607 (103rd).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 65
 
 
65%
30 35
  Nay 34
 
 
34%
23 11
Not Voting 1
 
 
1%
1 0
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.