On the Motion (Motion to Waive CBA re: Dorgan Amdt. No. 3832)

Date:

Jun 12, 2002

Number:

Senate Vote #149
107th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Jennifer Dunn [R-WA8, 1993-2004] on March 14, 2001, H.R. 8 (107th): Death Tax Elimination Act of 2001.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 44
 
 
 
44%
39 4 1
  Nay 54
 
 
 
54%
11 43 0
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
2%
0 2 0
Required: 3/5

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.