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)

Number:
Senate Vote #91 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date:
Apr 13, 2005 (109th Congress)
Result:
Motion to Table Failed

This was a procedural vote.

Related Bill:
H.R. 1268 (109th): Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005
Introduced by Rep. Jerry Lewis [R-CA41, 2003-2013] on March 11, 2005
Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 39
 
 
 
39%
39 0 0
  Nay 61
 
 
 
61%
15 45 1
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

Notes

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.)