On the Motion for Attendance S. 1491

Date:

Jun 10, 1994

Number:

Senate Vote #135
103rd Congress

Result:

Motion for Attendance Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Wendell Ford [D-KY, 1974-1998] on September 24, 1993, S. 1491 (103rd): Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 70
 
 
70%
44 26
  Nay 13
 
 
13%
0 13
Not Voting 17
 
 
17%
10 7
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.