On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 3337 to H.R. 1151 (Credit Union Membership Access Act)

Date:

Jul 27, 1998

Number:

Senate Vote #237
105th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Steven LaTourette [R-OH14, 2003-2012] on March 20, 1997, H.R. 1151 (105th): Credit Union Membership Access Act.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 53
 
 
53%
18 35
  Nay 42
 
 
42%
35 7
Not Voting 5
 
 
5%
2 3
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.