On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 1863 to S. 1447 (Aviation and Transportation Security Act)


Oct 11, 2001


Senate Vote #294
107th Congress


Motion to Table Agreed to



This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Ernest “Fritz” Hollings [D-SC, 1966-2004] on September 21, 2001, S. 1447 (107th): Aviation and Transportation Security Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 53
46 7 0
  Nay 47
4 42 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.