On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 1253 to S.Amdt. 1252 to S. 1156 (District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1998)

Date:

Oct 1, 1997

Number:

Senate Vote #265
105th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Failed

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 2
 
 
2%
1 1
  Nay 97
 
 
97%
54 43
Not Voting 1
 
 
1%
0 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.