On the Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on H.R.2, As Amended)

Date:

Jan 31, 2007

Number:

Senate Vote #39
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 88
 
 
 
88%
48 38 2
  Nay 8
 
 
 
8%
0 8 0
Not Voting 4
 
 
 
4%
2 2 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.