H.R. 1868 (104th): Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, ... (On the Conference Report)

Number:
Senate Vote #559 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date:
Nov 01, 1995 (104th Congress)
Result:
Conference Report Agreed to

This was a vote to pass a bill.

Bill:
H.R. 1868 (104th): Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1996
Introduced by Rep. L. Callahan [R-AL1, 1985-2002] on June 15, 1995
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 90
 
 
91%
47 43
  Nay 6
 
 
6%
4 2
Not Voting 3
 
 
3%
2 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.