TO ADOPT THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON HR 5300, THE OMNIBUS BUDGET RECONCILIATION ACT, WHICH WOULD REDUCE THE PROJECTED DEFICIT FOR FISCAL YEAR 1987 BY $11.7 BILLION.

Date:

Oct 17, 1986

Number:

Senate Vote #739
99th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Unknown
  Yea 61
 
 
 
61%
33 27 1
  Nay 25
 
 
 
25%
10 15 0
Not Voting 14
 
 
 
14%
10 4 0
Required: unknown

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.