On the Motion (Motion to Waive CBA Dayton Amdt. No. 2629)

Date:

Nov 17, 2005

Number:

Senate Vote #345
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 47
 
 
 
47%
3 43 1
  Nay 51
 
 
 
51%
50 1 0
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
2%
1 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.