On the Amendment S.Amdt. 238 to S.Amdt. 237 to H.J.Res. 1 (No short title on file)

Date:

Feb 10, 1995

Number:

Senate Vote #63
104th Congress

Result:

Amendment Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.J.Res. 1 (104th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 87
 
 
87%
51 36
  Nay 10
 
 
10%
2 8
Not Voting 3
 
 
3%
1 2
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.