On the Motion (Motion To Waive CBA Harkin Amdt. No. 3699)

Date:

Jun 30, 2000

Number:

Senate Vote #170
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 40
 
 
40%
4 36
  Nay 55
 
 
55%
50 5
Not Voting 5
 
 
5%
1 4
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.