On the Motion (Gramm Motion to Instruct Conferees re: H.R. 3355)

Number:
Senate Vote #124 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date:
May 19, 1994 (103rd Congress)
Result:
Motion Agreed to

This was a procedural vote.

Related Bill:
H.R. 3355 (103rd): Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994
Introduced by Rep. Jack Brooks [D-TX9, 1967-1994] on October 26, 1993
Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 66
 
 
66%
28 38
  Nay 32
 
 
32%
25 7
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
1 1
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.