On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1563 to S.Con.Res. 63 (No short title on file)

Number:
Senate Vote #69 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date:
Mar 23, 1994 (103rd Congress)
Result:
Amendment Rejected

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment.

Resolution:
S.Con.Res. 63 (103rd): An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for the fiscal years 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999.
Introduced by Sen. James Sasser [D-TN, 1977-1994] on March 18, 1994
Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 34
 
 
34%
0 34
  Nay 64
 
 
64%
52 12
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
2 0
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

Notes

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.)