On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 356 to H.R. 1268 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005)

Date:

Apr 13, 2005

Number:

Senate Vote #91
109th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Failed

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 39
 
 
 
39%
39 0 0
  Nay 61
 
 
 
61%
15 45 1
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.