On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 5391 to H.R. 1350 (Maritime Security Act of 1996)

Date:

Sep 20, 1996

Number:

Senate Vote #296
104th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Floyd Spence [R-SC2, 1971-2001] on March 29, 1995, H.R. 1350 (104th): Maritime Security Act of 1996.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 77
 
 
77%
35 42
  Nay 16
 
 
16%
14 2
Not Voting 7
 
 
7%
4 3
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.