On the Motion (Motion to Waive CBA Re: Motion to Concur in House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R.6111.)

Date:

Dec 9, 2006

Number:

Senate Vote #277
109th Congress

Result:

Motion Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Ellen Tauscher [D-CA10, 1997-2009] on September 19, 2006, H.R. 6111 (109th): Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006.

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 67
 
 
 
67%
31 36 0
  Nay 21
 
 
 
21%
17 4 0
Not Voting 12
 
 
 
12%
6 5 1
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.