On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1147 to S.Amdt. 1130 to S. 1607 (Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1993)

Date:

Nov 9, 1993

Number:

Senate Vote #362
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 58
 
 
58%
22 36
  Nay 42
 
 
42%
32 10
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.