On the Motion (Motion To Waive CBA Bingaman Amdt. No. 2765)

Date:

Mar 11, 2004

Number:

Senate Vote #49
108th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a resolution introduced by Sen. Don Nickles [R-OK, 1981-2004] on March 5, 2004, S.Con.Res. 95 (108th): Budget resolution FY2005.

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 43
 
 
 
43%
0 42 1
  Nay 53
 
 
 
53%
50 3 0
Not Voting 4
 
 
 
4%
1 3 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.