On the Motion (Motion to Waive CBA Stabenow Amdt. No. 1937)

Senate Vote #251 [primary source: senate.gov]
Oct 05, 2005 (109th Congress)
Motion Rejected

This was a procedural vote.

Related Bill:
H.R. 2863 (109th): Department of Defense, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006
Introduced by Rep. W. Bill Young [R-FL13, 2013-2013] on June 10, 2005
Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 48
4 43 1
  Nay 51
50 1 0
Not Voting 1
0 1 0
Required: 3/5

Vote Details


What’s the difference between “aye” and “yea”?

There is no meaningful difference between “aye” and “yea” (and “nay” and “no”), but the terms are used in different sorts of votes based on Congress’s long tradition of parliamentary procedure.

The House and Senate follow the U.S. Constitution strictly when it says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). So they literally say “yea” and “nay” when voting on bills. In the Senate, they always use these words.

The House sometimes operates under a special set of rules called the “Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union” (or “Committee of the Whole” for short), which is a sort of pseudo-committee that is made up of every congressman. During this mode of operation, the House uses the terms “aye” and “no” instead, but the meaning is the same. (See the Rules of the House, Rule XX, and House Practice in the section Voting.)