On the Motion to Table the Motion to Recommit S. 735

Date:

Apr 17, 1996

Number:

Senate Vote #65
104th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Motion to Recommit Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Robert Dole [R-KS, 1969-1996] on April 27, 1995, S. 735 (104th): Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 58
 
 
58%
52 6
  Nay 40
 
 
40%
0 40
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.