On the Motion (Motion To Waive C.B.A. RE: Johnson Amendment No. 3191)

Number:
Senate Vote #118 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date:
Jun 07, 2000 (106th Congress)
Result:
Motion Rejected
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 52
 
 
52%
17 35
  Nay 46
 
 
46%
36 10
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.