On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 1796 to S. 1491 (Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1993)

Date:

Jun 16, 1994

Number:

Senate Vote #149
103rd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table 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 93
 
 
93%
47 46
  Nay 6
 
 
6%
6 0
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.