On the Motion to Table H.J.Res. 1

Date:

Feb 14, 1995

Number:

Senate Vote #67
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 66
 
 
66%
50 16
  Nay 32
 
 
32%
3 29
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.