On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 3081 to S.Amdt. 2989 to S.Amdt. 2917 to S. 517

Date:

Apr 9, 2002

Number:

Senate Vote #60
107th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Failed

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 40
 
 
 
40%
37 3 0
  Nay 59
 
 
 
59%
12 46 1
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
1 0 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.