On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2308 to H.R. 4554 (Agricultural, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1995)

Date:

Jul 19, 1994

Number:

Senate Vote #211
103rd Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.R. 4554 (103rd).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 46
 
 
46%
28 18
  Nay 54
 
 
54%
26 28
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.