On the Motion to Proceed H.R. 3345

Date:

Mar 24, 1994

Number:

Senate Vote #71
103rd Congress

Result:

Motion to Proceed Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 62
 
 
62%
48 14
  Nay 29
 
 
29%
0 29
Not Voting 9
 
 
9%
6 3
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.