On the Motion for Attendance S. 1173

Date:

Oct 8, 1997

Number:

Senate Vote #271
105th Congress

Result:

Motion for Attendance Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. John Warner [R-VA, 1979-2008] on September 12, 1997, S. 1173 (105th): Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1997.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 94
 
 
94%
50 44
  Nay 4
 
 
4%
4 0
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.