On the Motion (LEAHY MOTION TO CONCUR IN HOUSE AMDT WITH AMDT NO. 3041)

Date:

Nov 1, 1995

Number:

Senate Vote #561
104th Congress

Result:

Motion Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 53
 
 
54%
12 41
  Nay 44
 
 
44%
40 4
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.