On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 4388 to S.Amdt. 4387 to H.R. 3221 (Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007)


Apr 3, 2008


Senate Vote #88
110th Congress


Motion to Table Agreed to



This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12] on July 30, 2007, H.R. 3221 (110th): Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 58
11 46 1
  Nay 36
35 0 1
Not Voting 6
4 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.