On the Motion (Motion to Waive C.B.A. Cornyn Amdt. No. 4242)

Date:

Mar 13, 2008

Number:

Senate Vote #61
110th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a resolution introduced by Sen. Kent Conrad [D-ND, 1992-2012] on March 7, 2008, S.Con.Res. 70 (110th): Budget resolution FY2009.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 58
 
 
 
58%
11 47 0
  Nay 40
 
 
 
40%
38 0 2
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
2%
1 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.