On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 5141 to H.R. 3675 (Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997)

Date:

Jul 31, 1996

Number:

Senate Vote #260
104th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Failed

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 42
 
 
42%
27 15
  Nay 57
 
 
57%
26 31
Not Voting 1
 
 
1%
0 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.