H.J.Res. 170 (104th): Continuing Appropriation (thirteenth)

On the Joint Resolution in the Senate

Date:

Mar 29, 1996

Number:

Senate Vote #60
104th Congress

Result:

Joint Resolution Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to agree to H.J.Res. 170 (104th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 64
 
 
64%
44 20
  Nay 24
 
 
24%
1 23
Not Voting 12
 
 
12%
8 4
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.