On the Motion to Table S. 1087

Date:

Aug 11, 1995

Number:

Senate Vote #395
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 60
 
 
60%
51 9
  Nay 38
 
 
38%
3 35
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.