On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 336 to H.R. 889 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions for the Department of Defense to Preserve and Enhance Military Readiness Act of 1995)

Date:

Mar 16, 1995

Number:

Senate Vote #106
104th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Failed

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 38
 
 
38%
0 38
  Nay 60
 
 
60%
54 6
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.