On the Motion to Table the Motion to Reconsider S.Amdt. 1278 to S. 652 (Telecommunications Act of 1996)


Jun 13, 1995


Senate Vote #254
104th Congress


Motion to Table Motion to Reconsider Rejected



This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Larry Pressler [R-SD, 1979-1996] on March 30, 1995, S. 652 (104th): Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 48
7 41
  Nay 52
47 5
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.