On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 705 to S.Amdt. 687 to H.R. 1388 (GIVE Act)

Date:

Mar 26, 2009

Number:

Senate Vote #114
111th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014] on March 9, 2009, H.R. 1388 (111th): Serve America Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 53
 
 
 
54%
51 0 2
  Nay 43
 
 
 
43%
3 40 0
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
3 0 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.