On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2104 to S. 1768 (1998 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Recovery From Natural Disasters, and for Overseas Peacekeeping Efforts Petroglyph National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act)

Date:

Mar 24, 1998

Number:

Senate Vote #40
105th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 76
 
 
76%
34 42
  Nay 24
 
 
24%
21 3
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.