On the Motion (motion to waive cba re: Wellstone Amdt No. 3199)

Date:

Jul 17, 1998

Number:

Senate Vote #210
105th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 54
 
 
54%
13 41
  Nay 40
 
 
40%
39 1
Not Voting 6
 
 
6%
3 3
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.