On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1697 to S.Amdt. 1676 to S. 1173 (Intermodal Transportation Act of 1997)

Date:

Mar 5, 1998

Number:

Senate Vote #21
105th Congress

Result:

Amendment Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 1173 (105th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 52
 
 
52%
14 38
  Nay 47
 
 
47%
40 7
Present 1
 
 
1%
1 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.