On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 211 to S. 5 (Act for Better Child Care Services of 1989)

Date:

Jun 22, 1989

Number:

Senate Vote #98
101st Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Christopher Dodd [D-CT, 1981-2010] on January 25, 1989, S. 5 (101st): Act for Better Child Care Services of 1989.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 59
 
 
59%
53 6
  Nay 40
 
 
40%
2 38
Not Voting 1
 
 
1%
0 1
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.