On the Motion to Recommit S. 1150

Date:

May 12, 1998

Number:

Senate Vote #128
105th Congress

Result:

Motion to Recommit Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 23
 
 
23%
22 1
  Nay 77
 
 
77%
33 44
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.