On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2547 to S.Amdt. 2530 to H.R. 976 (Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2007)

Date:

Aug 1, 2007

Number:

Senate Vote #290
110th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 53
 
 
 
53%
47 4 2
  Nay 43
 
 
 
43%
1 42 0
Not Voting 4
 
 
 
4%
2 2 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.