On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 1231 to S.Amdt. 1214 to H.R. 2620 (Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002)

Number:
Senate Vote #267 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date:
Aug 02, 2001 (107th Congress)
Result:
Motion to Table Agreed to

This was a procedural vote.

Related Bill:
H.R. 2620 (107th): Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002
Introduced by Rep. James “Jim” Walsh [R-NY25, 1993-2009] on July 25, 2001
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 65
 
 
 
65%
18 46 1
  Nay 33
 
 
 
33%
32 1 0
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
2%
0 2 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.