On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 240 to H.J.Res. 1 (No short title on file)

Date:

Feb 14, 1995

Number:

Senate Vote #66
104th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a resolution introduced by Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6] on January 4, 1995, H.J.Res. 1 (104th): Balanced Budget Amendment.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 70
 
 
70%
54 16
  Nay 28
 
 
28%
0 28
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
0 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.