On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1096 to S. 1061 (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 1998)

Date:

Sep 8, 1997

Number:

Senate Vote #221
105th Congress

Result:

Amendment Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 1061 (105th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 84
 
 
84%
45 39
  Nay 4
 
 
4%
4 0
Not Voting 12
 
 
12%
6 6
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.