On the Motion to Table the Motion to Recommit H.R. 4556

Senate Vote #220 [primary source: senate.gov]
Jul 21, 1994 (103rd Congress)
Motion to Table Motion to Recommit Agreed to

This was a procedural vote.

Related Bill:
H.R. 4556 (103rd): Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1995
Introduced by Rep. Milton “Bob” Carr [D-MI8, 1993-1994] on June 9, 1994
Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 72
52 20
  Nay 28
2 26
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details


What’s the difference between “aye” and “yea”?

There is no meaningful difference between “aye” and “yea” (and “nay” and “no”), but the terms are used in different sorts of votes based on Congress’s long tradition of parliamentary procedure.

The House and Senate follow the U.S. Constitution strictly when it says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). So they literally say “yea” and “nay” when voting on bills. In the Senate, they always use these words.

The House sometimes operates under a special set of rules called the “Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union” (or “Committee of the Whole” for short), which is a sort of pseudo-committee that is made up of every congressman. During this mode of operation, the House uses the terms “aye” and “no” instead, but the meaning is the same. (See the Rules of the House, Rule XX, and House Practice in the section Voting.)