On the Motion to Table S. 1162

Date:

Jul 9, 2003

Number:

Senate Vote #266
108th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Blanche Lincoln [D-AR, 1999-2010] on June 2, 2003, S. 1162 (108th): Working Taxpayer Fairness Restoration Act.

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 51
 
 
 
51%
51 0 0
  Nay 45
 
 
 
45%
0 44 1
Not Voting 4
 
 
 
4%
0 4 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.