On the Motion to Proceed H.R. 3841

Date:

Sep 13, 1994

Number:

Senate Vote #296
103rd Congress

Result:

Motion to Proceed Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 97
 
 
97%
53 44
  Nay 1
 
 
1%
1 0
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
0 2
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.