On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 11 to S.J.Res. 1 (No short title on file)

Date:

Feb 26, 1997

Number:

Senate Vote #15
105th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a resolution introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT] on January 21, 1997, S.J.Res. 1 (105th): Balanced Budget amendment.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 67
 
 
67%
55 12
  Nay 33
 
 
33%
0 33
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.