On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 1082 to S.Amdt. 1081 to S. 1061 (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 1998)

Date:

Sep 4, 1997

Number:

Senate Vote #217
105th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 56
 
 
56%
53 3
  Nay 42
 
 
42%
1 41
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
1 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.