On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 1060 to S. 1 (Prescription Drug and Medicare Improvement Act of 2003)

Date:

Jun 26, 2003

Number:

Senate Vote #261
108th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Failed

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 38
 
 
 
38%
3 35 0
  Nay 59
 
 
 
59%
47 11 1
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
1 2 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.