On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 13 to S. 420 (Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001)

Date:

Mar 7, 2001

Number:

Senate Vote #17
107th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] on March 1, 2001, S. 420 (107th): Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 58
 
 
 
58%
9 48 1
  Nay 41
 
 
 
41%
41 0 0
Present 1
 
 
 
1%
0 1 0
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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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.