On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 1151 to S. 1607 (Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1993)


Nov 9, 1993


Senate Vote #365
103rd Congress


Motion to Table Failed



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 49
9 40
  Nay 51
45 6
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.