H.R. 3450 (103rd): North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (On Passage of the Bill)

Number:
Senate Vote #395 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date:
Nov 20, 1993 (103rd Congress)
Result:
Bill Passed

This was a vote to pass a bill.

Bill:
H.R. 3450 (103rd): North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Introduced by Rep. Daniel Rostenkowski [D-IL5, 1993-1994] on November 4, 1993
Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 61
 
 
61%
27 34
  Nay 38
 
 
38%
26 12
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.