On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2695 to H.R. 1976 (Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996)

Date:

Sep 19, 1995

Number:

Senate Vote #445
104th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Failed

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 18
 
 
18%
15 3
  Nay 78
 
 
78%
36 42
Not Voting 4
 
 
4%
3 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.