On the Motion to Recommit H.R. 1

Date:

Jul 26, 2007

Number:

Senate Vote #283
110th Congress

Result:

Motion to Recommit Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 26
 
 
 
26%
0 26 0
  Nay 67
 
 
 
67%
47 18 2
Not Voting 7
 
 
 
7%
3 4 0
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.