H.R. 1058 (104th): Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

On Overriding the Veto in the Senate

Date:

Dec 22, 1995

Number:

Senate Vote #612
104th Congress

Result:

Veto Overridden

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Tom Bliley [R-VA7, 1993-2000] on February 27, 1995, H.R. 1058 (104th): Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 68
 
 
69%
48 20
  Nay 30
 
 
30%
4 26
Present 1
 
 
1%
1 0
Required: 2/3

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.