On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 3317 to H.R. 3093 (Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008)

Date:

Oct 16, 2007

Number:

Senate Vote #368
110th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 62
 
 
 
62%
43 17 2
  Nay 31
 
 
 
31%
2 29 0
Not Voting 7
 
 
 
7%
5 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.