On the Motion (Motion To Waive CBA Bingaman Amdt. No. 3649)

Date:

Jun 27, 2000

Number:

Senate Vote #147
106th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. John Porter [R-IL10, 1979-2000] on June 1, 2000, H.R. 4577 (106th): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 49
 
 
49%
5 44
  Nay 50
 
 
50%
50 0
Not Voting 1
 
 
1%
0 1
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.