On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 4522 to S.Amdt. 4472 to H.R. 5093 (Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2003)

Date:

Sep 23, 2002

Number:

Senate Vote #220
107th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 80
 
 
 
80%
40 40 0
  Nay 15
 
 
 
15%
7 7 1
Not Voting 5
 
 
 
5%
3 2 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.