On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 3697 to H.R. 4577 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001)

Date:

Jun 30, 2000

Number:

Senate Vote #169
106th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Failed

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 41
 
 
41%
6 35
  Nay 54
 
 
54%
48 6
Not Voting 5
 
 
5%
1 4
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.