On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2163 to S. 2182 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995)

Date:

Jul 1, 1994

Number:

Senate Vote #185
103rd Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 68
 
 
68%
37 31
  Nay 14
 
 
14%
10 4
Not Voting 18
 
 
18%
7 11
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.