On the Motion (Motion to Waive Sect. 202, S. Con. Res. 21, 110th Congress, Coburn Amdt. No. 1042)

Date:

May 6, 2009

Number:

Senate Vote #183
111th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Christopher Dodd [D-CT, 1981-2010] on April 24, 2009, S. 896 (111th): Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 50
 
 
 
51%
11 39 0
  Nay 46
 
 
 
46%
43 1 2
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
3 0 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.