On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 1125 to S.Amdt. 1078 to S. 1061 (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 1998)

Date:

Sep 10, 1997

Number:

Senate Vote #224
105th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Failed

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 48
 
 
48%
6 42
  Nay 49
 
 
49%
48 1
Not Voting 3
 
 
3%
1 2
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.