S. 636 (103rd): Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Date:

Nov 16, 1993

Number:

Senate Vote #373
103rd Congress

Result:

Bill Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass S. 636 (103rd).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 69
 
 
69%
49 20
  Nay 30
 
 
30%
4 26
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.