On the Motion (Motion to Waive CBA re: Baucus Amdt No. 2839)

Date:

Feb 12, 2002

Number:

Senate Vote #25
107th Congress

Result:

Motion Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 69
 
 
 
69%
48 20 1
  Nay 30
 
 
 
30%
2 28 0
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
0 1 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.