On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 3225 to S.Amdt. 3184 to S. 1541 (Agricultural Market Transition Act of 1996)

Date:

Feb 7, 1996

Number:

Senate Vote #13
104th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Richard Lugar [R-IN, 1977-2012] on January 26, 1996, S. 1541 (104th): Agricultural Reform and Improvement Act of 1996.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 59
 
 
59%
28 31
  Nay 36
 
 
36%
21 15
Present 1
 
 
1%
1 0
Not Voting 4
 
 
4%
3 1
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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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.