H.R. 2401 (103rd): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994

On the Conference Report in the Senate

Date:

Nov 17, 1993

Number:

Senate Vote #380
103rd Congress

Result:

Conference Report Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2401 (103rd).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 77
 
 
77%
49 28
  Nay 22
 
 
22%
4 18
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.