On the Motion (Motion to Waive C.B.A Dorgan Amdt. No. 556)

Date:

May 15, 2003

Number:

Senate Vote #149
108th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 49
 
 
 
49%
2 46 1
  Nay 51
 
 
 
51%
49 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.