On the Motion (Motion To Waive CBA)

Number:
Senate Vote #211 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date:
Sep 17, 1992 (102nd Congress)
Result:
Motion Rejected

This was a procedural vote.

Related Bill:
H.R. 5677 (102nd): Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993
Introduced by Rep. William Natcher [D-KY2, 1961-1994] on July 23, 1992
Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 43
 
 
43%
29 14
  Nay 53
 
 
53%
25 28
Not Voting 4
 
 
4%
3 1
Required: 3/5

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.