On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 893 to H.R. 2217 (Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002)

Date:

Jul 12, 2001

Number:

Senate Vote #231
107th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 67
 
 
 
67%
18 49 0
  Nay 33
 
 
 
33%
32 0 1
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.