On the Motion to Table S. 2248

Date:

Jan 24, 2008

Number:

Senate Vote #2
110th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller [D-WV, 1985-2014] on October 26, 2007, S. 2248 (110th): FISA Amendments Act of 2008.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 60
 
 
 
60%
13 46 1
  Nay 36
 
 
 
36%
35 0 1
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.