H.R. 2631 (105th): Disapproval bill

On Overriding the Veto in the Senate

Date:

Feb 25, 1998

Number:

Senate Vote #13
105th Congress

Result:

Veto Overridden

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Joseph Skeen [R-NM2, 1981-2002] on October 7, 1997, H.R. 2631 (105th): Disapproval bill.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 78
 
 
78%
46 32
  Nay 20
 
 
20%
9 11
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
0 2
Required: 2/3

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.