On the Motion (Motion to Waive CBA Re: Dorgan Amdt. No. 2587)

Date:

Nov 17, 2005

Number:

Senate Vote #331
109th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] on November 16, 2005, S. 2020 (109th): Tax Relief Act of 2005.

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 35
 
 
 
35%
0 34 1
  Nay 64
 
 
 
64%
54 10 0
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
0 1 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.