On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1349 to S. 652 (Telecommunications Act of 1996)

Date:

Jun 13, 1995

Number:

Senate Vote #257
104th Congress

Result:

Amendment Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 652 (104th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 100
 
 
100%
54 46
  Nay 0
 
 
0%
0 0
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.