On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1281 to S. 1281 (Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994)

Date:

Jan 27, 1994

Number:

Senate Vote #8
103rd Congress

Result:

Amendment Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 1281 (103rd).

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 87
 
 
87%
51 36
  Nay 9
 
 
9%
1 8
Not Voting 4
 
 
4%
2 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.