On the Motion (motion to waive CBA re: mack amdt no. 1906)

Date:

Mar 11, 1998

Number:

Senate Vote #26
105th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

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 18
 
 
18%
16 2
  Nay 80
 
 
80%
37 43
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
2 0
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.