On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1787 to S.Amdt. 1786 to S. 1491 (Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1993)

Date:

Jun 15, 1994

Number:

Senate Vote #142
103rd Congress

Result:

Amendment Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 1491 (103rd).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 56
 
 
56%
54 2
  Nay 44
 
 
44%
0 44
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.