On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2402 to S. 1087 (Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1996)

Date:

Aug 10, 1995

Number:

Senate Vote #392
104th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Ted Stevens [R-AK, 1968-2008] on July 28, 1995, S. 1087 (104th): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1996.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 57
 
 
57%
51 6
  Nay 41
 
 
41%
2 39
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
1 1
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.