S.Res. 98 (105th): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the conditions for the United States becoming a ...

On the Resolution in the Senate

Date:

Jul 25, 1997

Number:

Senate Vote #205
105th Congress

Result:

Resolution Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to agree to S.Res. 98 (105th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 95
 
 
95%
54 41
  Nay 0
 
 
0%
0 0
Not Voting 5
 
 
5%
1 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.