On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3111 to S. 1882 (Higher Education Amendments of 1998 Community Scholarship Mobilization Act Education of the Deaf Amendments of 1998)

Date:

Jul 9, 1998

Number:

Senate Vote #191
105th Congress

Result:

Amendment Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 1882 (105th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 56
 
 
56%
11 45
  Nay 42
 
 
42%
42 0
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
2 0
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.