On the Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Baucus Amdt. No. 100)

Date:

Jan 30, 2007

Number:

Senate Vote #34
110th Congress

Result:

Motion Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014] on January 5, 2007, H.R. 2 (110th): Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 87
 
 
 
87%
48 37 2
  Nay 10
 
 
 
10%
0 10 0
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
2 1 0
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.