On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1370 to S. 1150 (National Skill Standards Act of 1993 Goals 2000: Educate America Act)

Date:

Feb 2, 1994

Number:

Senate Vote #20
103rd Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 1150 (103rd).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 42
 
 
42%
4 38
  Nay 52
 
 
52%
48 4
Not Voting 6
 
 
6%
2 4
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.