On the Motion for Attendance S. 1731

Date:

Jan 23, 2002

Number:

Senate Vote #1
107th Congress

Result:

Motion for Attendance Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 88
 
 
 
88%
46 41 1
  Nay 6
 
 
 
6%
1 5 0
Not Voting 6
 
 
 
6%
3 3 0
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.