On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2488 to H.R. 4650 (Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1995)


Aug 10, 1994


Senate Vote #268
103rd Congress


Motion to Table Agreed to



This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. John Murtha [D-PA12, 1973-2010] on June 27, 1994, H.R. 4650 (103rd): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1995.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 54
54 0
  Nay 46
0 46
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.