On the Motion (Motion to Waive CBA re: Durbin Amdt. 2714)

Date:

Jan 29, 2002

Number:

Senate Vote #6
107th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Jim DeMint [R-SC, 2005-2012] on February 14, 2001, H.R. 622 (107th): Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2002.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 57
 
 
 
57%
46 10 1
  Nay 35
 
 
 
35%
1 34 0
Not Voting 8
 
 
 
8%
3 5 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.