On the Motion (motion to waive cba re: amdt no. 6, as modified)

Date:

Jan 6, 1995

Number:

Senate Vote #4
104th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] on January 4, 1995, S. 2 (104th): Congressional Accountability Act of 1995.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 30
 
 
30%
1 29
  Nay 53
 
 
53%
50 3
Not Voting 17
 
 
17%
3 14
Required: 3/5

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.