On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 750 to S. 1050 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004)

Date:

May 21, 2003

Number:

Senate Vote #189
108th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 56
 
 
 
56%
50 6 0
  Nay 41
 
 
 
41%
1 39 1
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
0 3 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.